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Habanero Pepper

Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Perfume'

While Habanero peppers are renowned for their extreme heat, this variety has no heat at all but retains the characteristic Habanero flavor.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Species: chinense
Cultivar: Trinidad Perfume

Capsicum chinense Trinidad Perfume large

Natural habitat and growing conditions:

Native to Central America and the Caribbean, these perennial pepper plants prefer bright light, warm conditions, and regular water.

Notes of interest:

  • The Dutch botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin named this species of pepper chinense in 1776 because he incorrectly believed it originated in China. All Capsicum species originated in the Americas.
  • If given constant light and warmth, Habanero plants will grow into small shrubs and can live many years.

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