Growing Heirloom Caribbean Red Habanero Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Red habanero chili peppers, Caribbean Red habanero chilies
- Days to Maturity: 110 days
- Hardiness Zone: All USDA zones when grown as an annual garden vegetable
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 12-24” in rows; 14-16" in raised beds
- Row Spacing: 2-3’
- Growth Habit: 24-30” tall; 1-3/4” x 2” peppers
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained loamy soil; slightly acidic to neutral pH
- Temp Preference: 60-75 degrees F at night; below 90 degrees F during the day
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, whiteflies, cutworms, pepper maggots, Colorado potato beetles, tarnished plant bug, Verticillium wilt, mosaic virus, blossom end rot
- Color: Lime-green to bright red peppers; green foliage
- Flavor: Very hot, citrusy and slightly smoky
Caribbean Red Habanero Hot Pepper Seed Growth Habits:
Reaching up to 30" tall, Caribbean Red Habanero plants are an excellent choice for container gardens, raised beds, and small garden spaces. After approximately 110 days, these plants will offer bright red, wrinkled peppers that are about 1-3/4" long and 2" wide.
Because Caribbean Red Habanero pepper seeds have a relatively lengthy days to maturity of 110 days, most growers need to start the seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks prior to their last frost date. Like all pepper plants, Habanero pepper plants will not tolerate a frost.
Various Uses for Caribbean Red Habanero Heirloom Chili Peppers:
With a Scoville rating of 400,000 and a citrusy, slightly smoky flavor, Caribbean Red Habaneros make an excellent hot sauce for people who can take the heat.
Caribbean Red Hot Pepper Health Benefits:
Hot red chilies, like the Caribbean Red Habanero variety, contain a significant amount of vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals.
The capsaicin in hot peppers also has anti-inflammatory effects on the body, which may be beneficial to those managing chronic pain.
With Caribbean Red Habanero hot peppers, it is extremely important to use caution when cutting them and cooking with them. Caribbean Red Habanero peppers have very high levels of capsaicin, which can cause a burning sensation on the skin. Always wash your hands thoroughly after cooking with hot peppers and avoid touching your face and eyes.
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 50 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 1,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 24,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 96,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 480,000 Seeds