One of the best loved chillies, the red habanero was once the world's hottest chilli. It has a clean and intense heat, and sweet flavour and aroma.
Most chilliheads would agree that the Habanero is the undisputed 'King of all the Chilli' species. Apart from its clean and intense heat, the Red Habanero also has an intense sweetish flavour, characteristic of the Habanero family.
Measuring in between 350,000 to 500,000 Scoville Heat Units, the Red Habanero was the world's hottest chilli before it was taken over by the Red Savina in 1994 (super-hot varieties have since left the habanero and savina in their dust!).
The Habanero is most commonly used in sauces. The Red Habanero ripens to a bright red. Its skin is thin and waxy with some wrinkling. Their pods have a distinctive lantern-like shape.
Warning: extremely hot ~ caution this chilli will not discriminate; Under no circumstances should one of these chillies be left with an unwitting person, especially a child.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Super Hot|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|