Pepper, Habanero Mustard
- Fruits ripen from light green with purple blush to orange
- Plants grow to 32 inches
- Very hot pepper
- 95-100 days from transplant
(C. chinense) This uniquely colored habanero showed up as an off-type in the garden of SSE member James Weaver of Kutztown, Pennsylvania in the late 1990s. Productive 32" plants produce fruits that ripen from light green with a tinge of purple to mustard orange to bright orange. Not for the timid! 95-100 days from transplant. Very hot.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.