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Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

Capsicum chinense 'Orange Habanero'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero' Overview

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.

Common problems with Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

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

    Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero' Companion Plants

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

    How to harvest Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

    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.

    How to propagate Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

    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 of Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

    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.

    Other uses of Chilli Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

    Culinary

    Medicinal

    Edible

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

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