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
Habanero bushes are good candidates for a container garden.
They can live many years in pots or other growing containers at
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..