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Capsicum chinensis

Habaneros Habaneros Solanaceae



Capsicum chinensis, Habaneros, Habaneros

Most habaneros will rate between 100,000 and 300,000 Scoville units.
Several growers have attempted to selectively breed habanero plants to produce hotter, heavier, and larger peppers. The Red Savina pepper is one such cultivar of the habanero pepper that has a very high Scoville rating.
Origin and current use
Like all Capsicum, the habanero pepper originated in Meso- or South America, most likely the Amazon basin or nearby coastal regions.
Recently, the habanero's heat, its fruity, citruslike flavor, and its floral aroma have made it a popular ingredient in hot sauces and spicy foods.
Habanero bushes are good candidates for a container garden.
They can live many years in pots or other growing containers at proper temperature.
The habanero is a perennial flowering plant, meaning that with proper care and growing
conditions, it can produce flowers (and thus fruit) for many years..