Chilli- Habanero Red

Capsicum chinensis Open Pollinated

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  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 10/10)
  • Hottest of the home garden varieties

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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'Chilli- Habanero Red' seeds

Capsicum chinensis

  • Vegetable
  • HOT (HEAT: 10/10)
  • Hottest of the home garden varieties

Short spreading plant. Dark green, wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruit that turns red when mature, growing to 5cm. Hot fruit; the hottest of the common home garden varieties. Can be used fresh or dried.

Seeds per gram: 140
Product code: D1-10

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Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)
Germination 7-21 days @ 22-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 75 days

*Notes: Keep well watered. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Some plants may need staking. Can be grown in containers. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to mildews.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Adventures of the Habanero

This thing was indestructible. I grew it up on a sunny second story balcony. It was growing beautiful and was already loaded with unripe fruit when I went on holidays. It dried out a bit and on an especially windy day, it got blown off below and came completely out of its pot. My neighbour found it like this some hours later and repotted it for me. It survived despite a number of broken branches and kept on giving. It was incredibly prolific. It produced well over 100 chillis. It's now May in Canberra and, although there isn't time, it's still putting out blossoms and otherwise loaded with ripe fruit. It's a beautiful looking bush too, especially when loaded with fruit. I know there are exotic superhot cultivars but even these are pretty damn hot. One pod replaces three or four birdseye chillis. The flavour is different, fruitier - and the heat longer lasting. I used it to make hot sauce too. It was very fun to grow and I'll grow it again, but might try a different variety next year like the Chocolate.
Michael Cunanan 6 May 2016