Have you ever wanted to grow Jalapeños and some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili) or Chocolate Habanero, in containers? You can do this even if you are brand new to pepper growing!
The source of heat in any type of pepper is the “capsaicin.” If you eat habaneros or grow habanero pepper plants, you know that habanero peppers are one of the hottest peppers available and that even touching the skin can cause a burning sensation. Habaneros have a Scoville heat index of 250,000 to 500,000 units, which measures the level of pepper capsaicin in this variety. Compared to the jalapeno that has just 2,500 units, that is really hot! This powerful [...]
Anyone who loves hot sauces or salsas may think of growing the habanero plant. If you are capable of growing tomatoes, habanero peppers can be grown easily, since their conditional requirements are similar. Origins The habanero chile pepper is the hottest chile pepper of Capsicum family. The unripe fruit is green, though the mature peppers may be red, orange, pink, white or brown. A mature habanero is around 3 to 6 cm long. Thought to have originated in Cuba, the [...]