The orange habanero is the most common of all habaneros consumed in North America. Used in cooking and salsas.
Similar to the Red Habanero the Orange Habanero is the fully mature and ripe version of the Green Habanero and botanically part of Capsicum chinense. When fully mature Habanero peppers will be either red or orange in color, with orange being the most common and preferred cultivator. The orange Habanero is also one of the hottest varieties of Habanero peppers.
It ripens from green to a bright orange hue. Its skin is thin and waxy with slight exterior wrinkling. Their pods have a distinctive lantern-like shape and are petite measuring typically no bigger than two inches in length and one to two inches in width. A close relative of the Scotch bonnet pepper, Habanero has a similar shape, flavor and heat as the Scotch bonnet. It is an aromatic chile pepper that has a subtle apricot aroma and offers an intense and pungent heat at 200,000 – 300,000 Scoville units.Plants are easy to grow and when mature get filled with beautiful bright orange pepper pods.XXX HOT. Scoville heat units 100 000 to 350 000 units. When handling these chillis, especially the seeds, protect your skin and especially your eyes.
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