Capsicum Chinense (White Habanero Pepper) Seeds


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We are proud to add white habanero seeds to our large selection of pepper seeds. It is hard to find these available, so we’re happy to finally be carrying them. The white habanero packs the same eye-watering heat as the traditional habanero. But these unique peppers, thought to have originated from Peru, have adopted a deceivingly innocuous creamy white color. Don’t let your eyes play tricks on you though. This is the color of the smoke you’ll be breathing. These small bushy plants typically produce high yields of 2″ fruits. As with a lot of the more tropical peppers, germination typically takes about a month at a soil temperature of 70 degrees or higher. Fruits typically mature after 100 days.

Hot peppers are actually members of the nightshade family. These seeds will produce plump peppers with a strong spiciness and a fruity flavor. 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.

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