Heatless Habanero Pepper
Heatless Habanero / Numex Suave Orange
days to maturity: 70 green; 90 orange ripe
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirement: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: white fly & spider mites
harvest notes: pick the first peppers promptly when they reach full size to encourage further fruit set.
scoville heat units: 800
Heatless habanero is a new and popular pepper variety prized for its unique and citrusy flavor and lack of intense heat common in a habanero. Chefs have been experimenting with making hot sauces and dishes more focused on the pepper flavor than the pure heat and using this pepper for it. We think this pepper is great not just for its flavor but also for its plant characteristics. Bell peppers and many other sweet peppers are very challenging to grow here in South Florida, however hot peppers love it here. So this is the best of both worlds; sweet pepper flavor with hot pepper plant behavior.