This small Chinese lantern-shaped chili pepper turns from green to a bright orange hue with a beautiful glossy finish. Like most hot peppers, the flesh underneath this bright color is thin and crisp with a flavor that is fruity, sweet and pungent all at once. It is dangerously strong, although
not THE strongest of the habaneros (150,000 to 350,000 SHU). Its unique fruity taste makes it cultivated all over the world.
Habaneros are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of calcium, potassium, folic acid, and vitamins A and E. They are eaten raw or cooked, for example grilled or sautéed. It is also a first choice chili to be transformed into sauces and salsas, to prepare marinades and jellies, as well as to spice up soups, stews, fish and grilled meats.
Number of days to harvest: 100