Chilli 'Habanero' (Capsicum chinensis)

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Chilli 'Habanero' (Capsicum chinensis)

A medium sized plant from the Yucatan peninsula, but is widely grown around the world. Named after the Cuban city of La Havana.

Growing Tips

Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well-drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.


Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. This is an old world variety that has plenty of heat and is best used in salsa and tropical seafood dishes. It has a tropical citrus flavour.

Herb Attributes

HarvestApproximately 8-12 weeks
PositionPart to Full Sun
Heat rating out of 1010