Habanero Naranja Picante Chili Seeds
Information: The Habanero Naranja Picante is an orange-coloured Habanero variety with elongated, pointed shape, a fruity taste and moderate heat copmared to other Habaneros.
The habanero species is thought to originate in the Yucatan region in Mexico. Although the name "habanero" can be translated to mean "someone or something from Havana", the plant is only found growing in isolation on the island of Cuba. Even today, it is primarily grown on the Yucatan peninsula, however it is predominantly orange and yellow habanero varieties grown here. The red variant usually comes from the Caribbean or the southern states of the USA. Habaneros have such an intensely fruity flavour, that many other types of chili find it very difficult to compete with the habanero pepper. Their tropical, fruity flavour makes them an essential ingredient in every salsa and means they can be paired particularly well with tropical fruits.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 12-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. As the plants have a particularly long maturation period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot, so that you can easily bring the plant inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To keep the plant over the winter, cut it back by 20cm after harvesting and place in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Scoville||30,000 - 50,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Dec - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, approx. 80cm tall|
|Maturation||From light green to yellow-orange|
|Fruit`s appearance||wrinkled, tapered, approx. 3 x 5cm|
|Maturation period||100 days|