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Chilli pepper 'Orange Habanero'

Capsicum chinense 'Orange Habanero'

Chilli, Chilli Pepper, Habañero (Eng.), Brandrissie, Rissie (Afr.)

Orange Habanero is an easy to grow, low-maintenance plant. The Habanero chilli is one of the hottest orange peppers in the world and has a citrus aftertaste. Habaneros can be grown in containers, provided they receive enough sunlight and water.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest within 60-100 days of planting. Peppers will change from green to orange as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are a good size before cutting them off with shears or a sharp knife with some stem attached. The longer you leave them on the hotter the peppers will become.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds indoors in Spring or Summer, 30-40 cm apart on the soil surface and cover with 3 mm of soil or vermiculite. Germination takes 2-10 weeks or longer in cold weather. Transplant when true leaves form after the 2 juvinile leaves.

Special features

Crop rotation
Orange Habanero is a medium to heavy feeder and needs a moderate amount of nutrients.
Pot plant
Habaneros can be grown in containers, provided they receive enough sunlight and water.

Geography

Origin
Central and South America, Brazil and Mexico
Natural climate
Warm to hot

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
The peppers and seeds are edible and are often used to make spicy sauces, stews, casseroles, and curries.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Aphids, slugs, pill bugs, root rot, and leafminers. Humid weather can cause fungal diseases like leafspot.

Companion plants

Tomatoes, basil, beetroot, lettuce, carrots, celery, radish, sweetcorn

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