Prized by chile aficionados not only for its intense heat, but its distinct fruitiness, the habanero is used in sensational salsas and will turn a bland barbeque into a fiery feast! Habaneros are said to be 100 times hotter than jalapeños 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units (extremely hot). Plants grow up to 24″ tall and 18″ wide. Botanical Interests’® Habanero Chile Pepper Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 24 plants when started indoors.
100 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For mild climates only: Sow 2-4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, it may be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.