Aji Habanero Hot Chile Pepper

70-85 days. While the word Habanero might be a little scary to some, don't be fooled in this case. This diminutive little Pepper is of a completely different species (Capsicum baccatum) than standard Habaneros (Capsicum chinense) and favors smoky, fruity flavor over heat at only 5,000 to 10,000 Scoville heat units. The 2½”-long and ¾”-wide Chiles mature from green to pale yellow to pale orange on 2'- to 3'-tall plants. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date, Hot Peppers love heat: afficionados theorize that the hotter the growing conditions, the hotter the Pepper. The heat in Peppers is related to the amount of capsaicin within the tissues and seeds. We include heat unit measurements (known as Scoville units) and arrange the Peppers in ascending incendiary order! At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Pile them all in a paper bag so that they steam each other's skins off. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins, remove the stems and slice into long pieces, scraping away the seeds. Freeze in airtight plastic bags for use on sandwiches and in sauces, stews and casseroles through the winter. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.

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