Habanero Pepper - Capsicum chinense - The Living Seed Company LLC

Habanero Pepper - Capsicum chinense

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Delicious and HOT, the Habanero pepper originates from the Yucatan in Mexico, and is often found in Caribbean cuisine. This heirloom pepper generously produces 1"-2" long fruits. The thin skin allows these peppers to be easily dried and ground. If you're a hot spice lover, try it fresh or made into a delicious hot sauce!

Found in Jamaican "jerk" sauces.

Heat is at 215,000 Scoville heat units (SHU).

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Annual
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 8 - 12 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: No 
  • Seed Count: 25
  • Days to Maturity: 80-100
  • Plant Size: 25"-36"
  • Open Pollinated 

Growing Tips:

Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 8-12 weeks. 

It is key that your new starts be hardened off.  This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 

  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
  • One week minimum is recommended
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
  • Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over. 

Habanero Pepper Growing Instructions