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( Habanero Pepper )
|The cultivar, 'Red Savina' has semi-glossy, light green foliage with leaves as large as 6 inches long and 4 inches across. Pepper size is 2 inches with a wrinkled shape. Mature peppers are red in color. Scoville heat unit rating of 577,000.
C. chinense varieties have been crossed with bell peppers to produce sweet hybrids that are more disease resistant than the species C. annuum. There is a great diversity of pod shape and heat levels in this species and often referred to as habanero. The flowers have white or green corollas and purple anthers and set 2 to 6 fruits per node. The leaves are pale to medium green, large and wrinkled and sometimes reach up to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.
Important Info : Be careful to always wear gloves whenever you handle this species primarily due to its heat rating. Some of these plants have a Scoville rating in excess of 500,000 heat units!
80 to 120 days till maturity.
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