Habanero (Capsicum sinense 'Caribbean Red') in the Peppers Database

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Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Habanero
Other: Sinense
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Other: Lantern-like shape
Fruit Length: 1.5 - 1.75 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 1.5 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 80 green, 110 red.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 350,000 - 445,000
Heat: Ultra Hot >300K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 24 - 30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Habanero Caribbean Red

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 21, 2012 8:38 AM

Habanero Caribbean Red
Capsicum: sinense
Origin: Mexico
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals: white
Spots: No
Calyx: Almost toothless
Pods: 1 1/2" X 1" Light green/red
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: large, uneven
Plant height: 24-36"
Maturity: 100 day
Habit: small, usually low tree
Scoville units: 100,000-300,000
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.

Originating from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Ripening to a rich, orangey red, this one-and-a-half-inch-long, scorchingly hot pepper (it's twice as hot as many of its notoriously pungent C. sinense cousins) can be identified by its distinctive, pointy tip

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