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General description

This Pepper Plant grows to about 3 feet tall. The pepper typically grows to about 1 inch in diameter and 1 1/2 inches in length. Takes about 3-4 months to produce peppers. Peppers are bright red when ready. These Habaneros are said to be twice as hot as your normal orange habanero and 80 times hotter than a standard jalapeno pepper. This plant is known to produce mass quantity. Originally from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Scoville scale between 300,000 - 475,000. In the top 20 hottest peppers of the world.

Plant requirements

 This plant is suited to northern climates and best when grown in larger-sized containers. However I have had success growing them in Southern New Mexico in high elevation...also been known to grow well in Northern Florida.


Keep soil moist. Do not let get dried out. Takes direct sun. Animals, including squirrels and some birds, are attracted to this plant so be on guard especially during the first month after sprouting occurs.

Practical use

Great for Decorative purposes, as well as Extra Hot Salsas, Marinades, Sauces and Dips.


1 cm
Full sun
Moist but well-drained
Needs protection