Pepper – Habanero Red


  • Small, rippled, bright red fruits
  • Plants grow to 3 feet
  • Very hot pepper
  • Enormous yields
  • 90-100 days from transplant

Item Details

(C. chinense) (aka Lucifer’s Dream) Caribbean favorite many times hotter than the jalapeño. Three-foot tall plants produce enormous yields of small rippled peppers with a characteristic fruity flavor and aroma. 90-100 days from transplant. Sizzling hot.

History of the Plant

Habanero peppers are believed to have originated in Cuba. When they first appeared in Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula they were given the name, Habanero which translates to mean, “from Havana.” Peppers of the chinense species such as the Habanero are all very closely related and grown throughout the Caribbean islands.

Learn to Grow Pepper - Habanero Red

Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 7-14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Growing Media



Starting seeds early allows your habaneros, which grow naturally near the equator, to have a longer growing season. Waiting until April or May to start pepper seeds would result in underdeveloped plants, lower yields, and unripe peppers come harvest time.



Most growers want a simple answer when it comes to soil type. While typical potting mix will work fine for most growers (Miracle-Gro or similar), we recommend using two soils when growing from seed.



Start seeds and root cuttings using a soilless mix.



Habanero peppers require a warm climate with temperatures between 70 and 80 F during the day for good growth. They prefer night-time temperatures about 10 degrees cooler. Cool weather will cause them to drop their flowers and young fruits prematurely which is often fatal to newly transplanted plants.



Cuttings will root in aeroponic systems.




Use pots or a garden plot with plenty of drainage Watch for dry or hot weather and water more often Don’t water if the soil is already damp at the surface



Requires high levels of nutrients. Amend soil with compost and aged manure before planting. Fertilize 3–5 times during the growing season using a balanced liquid fertilizer, compost tea, and/or liquid seaweed.



Harvesting habaneros is easy. The clearest sign of a ripe habanero is the bright orange color. They turn from green to orange in most cases, but if you grow any of the other varieties of Habanero, you may be looking for a different color.



Fertilizer is another daunting topic for growing peppers. There are many all-purpose fertilizers made to grow any and all vegetables. These will work fine to grow healthy-looking plants, but we want to make sure we actually get peppers!




  • Calories: 6.
  • Water: 88%
  • Protein: 0.3 grams.
  • Carbs: 1.3 grams.
  • Sugar: 0.8 grams.
  • Fiber: 0.2 grams.
  • Fat: 0.1 grams.



Fiery peppers pack major health perks. In terms of vitamin C, they beat oranges 3 to 1. They’re also stuffed with vitamins A, B, and E. Some studies suggest capsaicin acts as an antioxidant to protect your cells and helps tamp down inflammation.

Amazing Recipes of Pepper – Habanero Red (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

Wearing rubber or latex gloves, roughly chop the chilies. Combine all ingredients in a small pot over medium-high heat.


Chop your favorite fiery red peppers in the food processor along with an onion, then stir in a sugar-and-apple cider vinegar solution for a tangy


This easy hot pepper relish recipe is a wonder condiment, great for preserving your abundant pepper harvest. Use this recipe method with any type of chili pepper


This relish spices up everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to burgers and hot dogs. Or, for an easy appetizer, spoon some over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers.

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