Red Habanero is the old standard in really hot peppers. For those who graduate past jalapeno and cayenne, the habanero is the next level of bravery before you enter the deep hell of nagas , reapers and Trinidad scorpions. Habenero is usually the hottest pepper you can find in your local supermarket. We offer more exotic version of the habanero, but it would not feel complete to offer these as well. Underneath the heat, they impart a sweetness that goes especially well with BBQ. These small bushy plants typically produce high yields of 2″ fruits. Fruits typically mature after 100 days.
Hot peppers are actually members of the nightshade family. They are great for drying or eating fresh. The easiest way to dry them is to slice them open and hang them outside in the sun or from the ceiling where the hot air collects. a dry environment such a s a boiler room is ideal. “Spice up” your soups or soak them in oil that can be added to your dishes. Hot peppers have long been used as a spice in a variety of ethnic cuisines and are considered to have medicinal properties. Capsaicin, the active principle, releases endorphins that can relieve pain and itching and can be used to “burn” out a cold. It is also used for sore throat, circulatory problems, and problems in the GI tract. It can, however, cause other stomach problems if consumed in excess. For the bravest of the brave, we offer pure capsaicin powder too!