Our hottest of all peppers, but much more palatable than the dangerously hot "bout Jolokia" ghost chili pepper. Habanero means "from Havana".
Habanero and its kin long ago migrated from the Caribbean Islands to Central America where they remain extremely popular today. A close relative of the Jamaican Scotch Bonnet.
To complement its searing heat, Habanero has a delicious, pungent, smoky quality unlike any other pepper; many people find its flavor and aroma irresistible in sauces and salsas.
Days to maturity are from time plants are set in the garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart.
Type: Habanero Days To Maturity: 95-100 days Fruit Size: 1-2 inches Sun: Full Sun Spread: 16 inches Height: 14-18 inches Sow Method: Indoor Sow Planting Time: Spring Sow Time: 8-12 weeks BLF Thin: 24 inches