|Fruits on the cultivar, 'Habanero' are hot and average 2 inches wide by 1 1/4 inces, ripen through green to a highly decorative bright orange. Extremely pungent pepper can be used fresh or dry, and is commonly used throughout the West Indies. Used in Jamaican 'jerk' sauces.
Require full sun and like a monthly feeding. Erratic producer in the north, but can be excellent in warmer climes.
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.