Orange Habanero Pepper
The Orange Habanero heirloom that originated in the Mexican Yucatan peninsula, which is still the largest producer of these hot little peppers. The ancient Maya civilization have been growing habanero peppers for more that 8,500 years. It was named after the Cuban city of La Habana (Havana) because it used to be traded heavily there.
The Orange Habanero pepper is an intensely hot pepper that is known for its intense heat, fruity tropical citrus-like taste and floral undertones. It measures between 100,000-350,000 units on the Scoville scale. In comparison, the jalapeno pepper measures 2,500 - 8,000 units making the orange habenero 1000 times hotter.
High yields on this short, upright plant will keep producing until the first freeze. Peppers ripen from green to orange. One of our favorites uses is mango habenero salsa. Peppers freeze well whole.
Interplant with basil, marigolds, calendula, onions, garlic, chives, thyme, rosemary, and oregano to improve flavor, increase harvest, repel harmful pests, and attract beneficial insects like bees and ladybugs.
Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.
Pick Up Info
Shipping is not available for live plants.
We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden. Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May.
Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers. We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.