Habanero PepperHabanero is the hottest pepper, about 40 times hotter than jalapenos! The peppers are approximately 1 "x 2" in size and turn green to red as they ripen. They are used to prepare dry pepper powder, oil extract, or hot sauces. Open-pollinated peppers take 95 days to mature.
The most significant number of Habanero peppers is now grown in Yucatan, Mexico. The Habanero Pepper spread so quickly and far that it was also called Chinese pepper, as some believed it was their place of origin.
How to grow Habanero Pepper from seeds:
- Sowing: Grow Habenero hot pepper seeds first indoors in peat pots about eight weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4″ deep and in a soil temperature of 80-85 degrees F until germination. Sunlight should be on for 12-16 hours a day. Transplant the seedlings 12-16 inches apart at an outdoor temperature of 60-65 degrees F during the day and at least 50 degrees F at night. To prevent shock, you can expose the plants to the weather for several hours a day before replanting. Pepper also grows well in containers or raised beds.
- Plant Spacing: 12-16″.
- Growing of Habanero Hot Pepper: Sow seeds in 20-row or shallow flats, 4 seeds per inch, 1/4″ deep, in late March or eight weeks before transplanting. Maintain soil temperature at 80-90 ° F (27-32 ° C). In cooler soil, seeds will slow down their growth. When the first leaves appear, transplant the seedlings into 2 "cage containers or 4" pots. Grow plants for approx. 70 ° F (21 ° C) during thе day and 60 ° F (16 ° C) at night.
- Habanero Hot Pepper Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist, maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F (27-32°C)
- Habanero Hot Pepper Seeds Days to Germination: 21 days.
- Light Preference of Habanero Hot Pepper: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Habanero Hot Pepper: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Habanero Hot Pepper: As you know, the longer the pepper ripens on the vine, the sharper it is. Harvesting is becoming a personal preference. The plant continues to bear fruit if the pepper is harvested in the green stage, and the mature pepper signals the plant to stop production. Always use a knife or scissors to cut the crop to avoid damaging the fragile stems. Anaheim peppers are known for their versatility and can be eaten fresh, canned, or dried.
- Habanero Hot Pepper Days to Maturity: 75 days to Green; 95 days to red.
- Habanero Hot Pepper's Seed Saving: Isolation or cage may be required to maintain genetic purity as peppers will be cross-pollinated with other peppers. The pepper must be fully ripe for harvesting the seeds. Remove the seeds from it, spread them out to dry for about two weeks. Store seeds in a cool, dry place for up to two years.
- Common Names: Habanero
- Latin Name: Capsicum chinense
- Species Origin: Central America, the Yucatan region, Caribbean islands
- Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
- Life Cycle: Annual
- USDA Zоnes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 4,000
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height:36 Inches
- Color: Yellow, Red
- Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer
- Uses: Culinary