These Red Habanero pepper seeds are easy to grow and a heavy producer of pods. These peppers are one of our favorites. Fruit matures from light green to orange and finally red. Plants average about 36″ tall and become quite bushy with lots of branching. Rarely requires staking. Pods grow in clusters and many mature in the same timeframe. The Habanero plants can easily be grown in a 5-gallon pot or bucket on a patio. The Caribbean Red Habanero pepper seeds produce prolific plants and pods with a flavor similar to the Scotch Bonnet and a little more heat. Excellent pepper used fresh for making hot sauces and great as a dried powder for adding to seasoning mixes. We’ve even cold smoked these peppers for an additional level of flavor in our sauces. You may also be interested in our Orange Habanero pepper seeds or other Habanero pepper seeds in our shop.
Starting Red Habanero Pepper Seeds
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.