Habanero Hot Pepper
- Open pollinated. 85 days. Heirloom.
- These chili peppers could be a secret weapon at pepper eating contests.
- Lovely golden-orange lantern shaped fruits of Habanero Hot Pepper are reportedly 1,000 times hotter than the Jalepeno.
- A Caribbean favorite, it is often prepared with equal amounts of chopped onion, chopped tomato, finely chopped Habanero and lime or orange juice. Salt to taste and use fresh.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Plant seed ¼” deep in sterile seed mix and maintain soil temperature of 65? to 95° with 85° optimum for germination. Germinates in 5 to 14 days. Transplant when first set of true leaves appear. Fertilize regularly and provide at least 12 hours of light per day. Transplant into garden when soil temperatures are 70°-85? in soil enriched with rich compost or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plant 12” apart and water moderately and evenly until peppers form. Reduce water as peppers mature. Peppers need warmth to grow so do not rush transplanting into the garden.