Habanero Pepper

Habanero Pepper

Regular price $3.003.00

All seedlings are for pick up only. Available pick up days are: May 15th, May 22nd or May 29th. Please select the date you'd like in our drop down menu. Seedling orders to be placed seperately from other orders.

Note: Price is for 4 pack of seedlings of this variety.

Extraordinary heat combined with fruity, citrus notes.

Avg. 2" x 1 1/4", wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. This extremely pungent habanero may be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican "jerk" sauces. Yield potential is good, but can be erratic in the North.

CULTURE:Peppers thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5. Abundant phosphorus and calcium is needed for the best results.

GROWING SEEDLINGS:Sow seed in 20-row or shallow flats, 4 seeds/in., 1/4" deep, in late March or about 8 weeks prior to transplanting. If possible, maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F (27-32°C). Pepper seeds germinate very slowly in cooler soil. When the first true leaves appear, transplant seedlings into 2" cell-type containers or 4" pots. Grow plants at approx. 70°F (21°C) day and 60°F (16°C) nights.

TRANSPLANTING:Transplant out after frost when the soil is warm and weather is settled. Ideal seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18" apart in rows 24-36" apart, or 2 rows on poly/paper mulch, 18" between plants. Water-in transplants using a high phosphorus solution.

ROW COVERS:Cold weather is buffered and earliness increased by using black plastic mulch, especially in combination with lightweight fabric row covers supported by wire hoops. Remove row covers in sunny weather above 85°F (29°C) to prevent blossom drop and heat damage.


HARVEST AND STORAGE:Pick the first peppers promptly when they reach full size to encourage further fruit set. Wash and hold at 45°F (7°C) and 95% relative humidity.


Tiny Veggies is a nursery run by Evain Maurice (Belle Roots Farm) and Jpshua Tuck in Penetangusihene. They grow all of your garden transplant needs using only organic potting soil and well water ensuring a clean start for your home grown food,

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