Habanada Pepper - Organic

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Habanada Pepper - Organic

Capsicum annuum
(100 days) Open-pollinated. Scoville Units: nada! A habanero with most of the fruity floral notes and none of the pain. Even the seeds are sweet. The shiny orange 1x2½" fruits are a bit longer than a habanero but mostly they pull off the look. Each bushy short plant bears about 2 dozen sweet fruits. “So yummy,” enthused our trialer, who was making a dried powder to sprinkle on popcorn. Definitely a new distinctive flavor to inspire experimentation, perhaps to tone down a hot sauce or possibly to brighten up a dessert. Excess nitrogen can result in a bushy plant with no fruit. Bred by Michael Mazourek as part of his doctoral research. NEW!


3876 Habanada - Organic
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A: 20 seeds for $3.00  
B: 60 seeds for $7.00  
C: 200 seeds for $12.00  
D: 500 seeds for $24.00  
E: 1000 seeds for $40.00  
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Additional Information

Hot Peppers

About 110–200/g, except Thai Hot.

Hybrid pepper seed is expensive so A-size packets are modest. 0.1g packets contain 10-20 seeds. We pack by weight and not by seed count so there will be variation.

Chiles have been consumed in Mexico for more than 5,000 years. In the U.S. hot peppers have increased dramatically in popularity.

Capsaicin compounds cause most of the heat in peppers. Warm nighttime temperatures stimulate maximum development of capsaicins and increase pungency levels. Pungency is expressed in Scoville units, after Wilbur Scoville, an Englishman who devised the method used for eighty years to measure the heat in peppers.

Some Scoville ratings for general categories are:

  • Bell, Banana and Pimiento peppers 0
  • Habanada
  • Beaver Dam <1k
  • Ancho, Poblano 1–2k
  • Anaheim 1–2.5k
  • Fireball 2.5–5k
  • Jaluv an Attitude 2.5–5k
  • LRN Cayenne 3.5–5k
  • Early Jalapeño 4–6k
  • Hungarian Hot Wax 5–10k
  • Hot Portugal 5–30k
  • Fish 5–30k
  • Bulgarian Carrot 5–30k
  • Thai Hot 25–40k
  • Ho Chi Minh 30k
  • Matchbox 30–50k
  • Hinkelhatz 125k
  • Habanero 200–325k
  • self defense pepper spray 2–3M
  • police-grade pepper spray 5.3M
  • straight capsaicin 15–16M.

If you overdose on hot peppers, plain carbs like bread, rice or tortillas are better than any liquid at removing the heat from your mouth. Handle hot peppers with caution; capsaicin is highly alkaloid and can burn skin.

Peppers

Days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Start indoors in March or April. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°. Set out in June. Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Saving Seed: Saving pepper seed is easy! Remove core of the fully ripe pepper (usually red or orange) and dry on a coffee filter. When dry, rake seeds off the core with a butter knife. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow open- pollinated varieties and separate by 30 feet. Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.

Diseases:

  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.