The collector's garden: A rainbow of Habanero

The collector's garden
March 18, 2011


Habaneros are hot chili, famous all world wide. There are many different Habaneros, different in colour but similar in hotness (from about 300,000 Scoville Units).
Standard Habanero is shaped like a small bell-pepper, but there are also Habanero of different shapes.

Habanero chilies are too hot for me, but every year I like to add new ones to my collection, I take many pictures... then I gave them to my friends!

HabaneroA small Habanero: young Chinense plants are gorgeous turf of leaves, very ornamental.


Habanero OrangeHabanero Orange has wonderful hot pods, bright orange when ripe.


Habanero RedHababero Red ripen from pale green to bright red. It's hot, versatile and among the most cultivated.


Habanero ChocolateMake no mistake, the Habanero Chocolate does not owe its name to the taste but to the color. It's one of the hottest Habanero, productive and satisfying.

Habanero Chocolate File

There is also an Habanero Long Chocolate with elongated pods.


Habanero WhiteHabanero White are different: small, bullet-shaped pods, that ripen from pale yellow to white.

Average weight of pods (from my harvests): 0.5 g


Habanero GoldenHabanero Golden pods are shaped like classic Habanero and ripen from bright green to golden orange.

Average weight of pods (from my harvests): 5 g


Habanero PinkHabanero Pink pods are elongated and ripen from pale green to ivory and finally to a beautiful pink.

Average weight of pods (from my harvests): 4 g


Habanero CancunHabanero Cancun as a pointed shape and ripen from pale green to orange and finally to red.

Average weight of pods (from my harvests): 5 g


The collector s gardenThe collector's garden

There are many variations of well known plants: new colors, different aromas, specific forms... why grow always the usual crops?

The collector's garden: Gotta catch em all!



Fruit Brochette with Coriander
One year ago: Fruit Brochette with Coriander

Two years ago: Licorice, year two

Three years ago: Chili repotting time


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Habanero Chocolate chili


Chili Pepper Files


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