Organic Habanero Hot Pepper Hot Seeds (Capsicum chinense)
Organic Non-GMO Open-Pollinated Habanero Hot Pepper Seeds
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).
- 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
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.
Keep in mind when processing ripe fruit, the seeds and pith are very hot and we always recommend using gloves when processing hot peppers.