Habanero Chile Pepper Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 24 plants when started indors.
3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Prized by chile aficionados not only for its intense heat, but its distinct fruitiness, the habanero is used in sensational salsas (see recipe inside), and will turn a bland barbeque into a fiery feast! Habaneros are said to be 100 times hotter than jalapeños (but after the first 100,000 Scoville heat units, who's counting?) 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units (extremely hot).
$2.69 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

Days to Maturity: 100 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Brazil

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 18" wide

Variety Information: 2 ½" long, 1" wide, green turning to orange-red when mature. Habaneros are one of the hottest peppers in the world at 100,000–350,000 Scoville heat units.

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" – 24" apart outside

Harvesting: Harvest when peppers start to turn orange-red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Habanero Chile Pepper Seeds Reviews

3 reviews


1 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
Terrible. Planted in full sun, plenty of room. Did not get one pepper.
Keri from CO
Owner Response: Hi Keri, This sounds like a growing condition issue rather than a seed issue. We are always here to help, so please don't hesitate to contact us. In Colorado's cool nights it helps to transplant these into containers which keep the roots warmer.

Habanero Chile Pepper

5 out of 5 stars Jan 19, 2022
Still producing beautiful red peppers indoors and it is January. I grow them for the bright green foliage and the fruit (I can't tolerate the heat, but enjoy their appearance)
Anthony from WA

Excellent Peppers!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 23, 2023
I grew these habanero peppers for the first time summer 2022. The plants took a long time to mature and flower to eventually produce the fruit. Once they started however, there were peppers all over the plant. Short plants but loaded; great for growing in containers. They are HOT and when fresh, we could only use half or less of one pepper to flavor a dish. I picked them all before the first frost, threw them in a zip lock bag and froze them. The heat definitely tones down with freezing. We use one whole pepper per dish, i.e. a pot of chili, soup, stew, etc. I would highly recommend them. They have a unique smoky amazing flavor.
Luci from CO

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