Seed Count: Approx. 30-35 / Weight: 0.15 g
NOTE: Red food dye distinguishes red from orange variety in packet.
|Sow Seeds Indoors||Days to Germinate||Transplant Outdoors in Full Sun||Mature Height||Transplant to Harvest|
|Feb.-March||10 - 28 days||April-June||2.5-3 ft.||Approx. 80 days|
In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before night temperatures stay reliably 50-55F (10-13C). Sow seeds 1/4 in. deep and 1 in. apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm 80F (27C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 in. tall, transplant into deeper individual containers. Maintain at 70F (21C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every week until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seeds to outdoor conditions. Transplant 2 ft. apart into rich soil in full sun.
Habaneros need warm conditions. Don't transplant outdoors until night temperatures stay securely above 55F (13C). Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots. Mulch plants to maintain even soil moisture. Keep well weeded, watered and fertilized.
To harvest, cut rather than pull fruit from the plants when fully coloured orange or red. With Suaves, you'll enjoy habaneros' unique taste without their incendiary heat. Use freely in all kinds of fresh salsas, sauces, jerk rubs and marinades. You'll find them no hotter than mellow New Mexico green chilies, with Suave Red rated a mild 580 Scoville units and Suave Orange a smooth 835 heat units, compared to the 575,000 heat units of the normal habanero chile!
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