The Orange Habanero leans heavily towards the "set your mouth on fire" side of things when it comes to flavor. However if you can get past the searing hotness of the pepper it is said that it has a unique and enjoyable smoky taste and aroma that makes it worth the heat. This pepper is great for hot sauces and salsas.
How to Grow Orange Habanero Peppers
- Latin Name: Capsicum chinense
- Days to Maturity: 80-100
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Soil: well drained, warm moist
- Temperature: cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun and partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 2-3"
- Row Spacing: 18-22"
- Pests/disease: Cutworms
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 6,500 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 103,000 Seeds
This pepper is not for everyone, but for those who can handle the heat will get to experience an explosion of flavor. Like many varieties of pepper, this one is picky about the temperature in which it will produce its fruit. It does not want to be too hot or too cold. Planting in the early spring is the best time for this pepper as it will give you the best chance to receive the highest crop yield. Handle this variety of pepper with extreme care! Scoville units: 100,000 - 350,000.