Why Habanero Peppers Are a Great Choice For Backyard or Container Gardeners

The Habanero Chili Pepper is often thought of as a hot and spicy vegetable but it’s actually a hot and spicy fruit that packs a lot of heat. Habanero Chili Peppers are rated on the Scoville Scale (heat scale) at 100,000 to 350,000 so the heat varies via the species of Habanero you are growing and cooking with. Typically this fruit is a beautiful shade of green when unripe and as it ripens, it will turn a beautiful shade of red and some varieties products brown, orange, white and pink varieties.

Habanero’s are a popular pepper for home gardeners to grow because it does well in the backyard or in container gardening. To grow Habanero plants you need a hot and sunny area that gets a lot of morning sun and plants should be planted in slightly acidic soil. They don’t need a whole lot of water and should only be watered when the soil is very dry. You don’t need a lot of space to grow your plants as each plant will be about 25 to 35 cm in size when fully mature. When your peppers are ripe and ready for picking, they will be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2″ in length.

When you harvest your peppers you can cook with them immediately or freeze, can or dry them out for later use. Habanero’s are a popular hot and spicy pepper that is used in various types of dishes including many condiments like hot sauces and salsas. It is a very versatile, easy to grow pepper which makes it a great choice for most home gardeners. Check our selection of habanero hot sauces.

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