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Chocolate habanero are hotter than regular habanero?
Sure you know what chocolate is, and if you?re any bit of a hot pepper fan, you?ve got an idea of what a habanero is. But what is a chocolate habanero? It?s not a line of spicy candies, that?s for sure. No, this is a variety of habanero peppers, like the Red Savina habanero, that packs a serious punch. In fact it?s even spicier than the Red Savina with unique earthy and smoky undertones that compliment their typical habanero sweetness.
They are. In terms of the Scoville scale, chocolate habanero tend to hit around 425,000 ? 577,000 Scoville heat units. That can easily be double the heat of a regular habanero. Versus the Red Savina, chocolate habanero are very similar in terms of heat. The main difference: the mildest chocolate (around 450,000 SHU) will always be hotter than the mildest Red Savina (350,000 SHU).
Growing Hot Peppers is very similar to growing Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes. For best
results it is advised to grow the crop indoors with heat. This means that crops can be
grown all year round with the correct temperatures.
Sowing & Growing
Sow the seed into compost either into a seed tray or into modules with a temperature
between 20-24oC and cover with a light layer of compost. Germination typically takes 14-
21 days. Cover the compost with clear plastic film which helps raise the temperature
Once seedlings emerge they do not require quite as much heat, temperatures can be
reduced to 18oC by day and no lower than 16oC at night.
It is best to re-pot in stages before their final pot size. Once in final pot size plants may
need staking for support. Water regularly but be careful not to over water, surface of
compost can be allowed to dry out slightly between watering
Harvesting 90 days approx.
Hot peppers can be harvested from green or once ripened into yellow, orange or red. A
Hot Pepper?s heat usually intensifies with maturity. Once ripe fruits can remain on plant in
good condition until temperatures begin to drop.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season.
Regular feeding is recommended.