Reputedly a sweet Habanero Pepper

My son a pepperhead acquired some pepper seeds from another pepperhead  and among the seeds there was a container marked Sweet Habanero Peppers. After hearing the background of the source of the seeds, there is reason to believe that is what they are. My son planted a few seeds in his garden and the photo below is of one of those plants transplanted into my GH last week end. I ate one of the green peppers and it was not as hot as some radishes. It will be interesting to see if they ever hit the market.  John

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Closeup of some peppers.

 

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3 thoughts on “Reputedly a sweet Habanero Pepper

  1. John Best

    Reputedly? Ha! Yes, this is a ‘sweet’ habenero. This plant was grown from seed, and I personally tasted the pepper from which the seed for this plant was harvested. While these peppers germinated, the closest hot pepper was about 30 feet, so there is a concern of cross-contamination.

    As for the original seed peppers, they had an interesting ‘lemony’ taste which is normally obscured by the capsicum in the standard hot variety. I can’t be technical regarding genetics, but I think this is a naturally occurring variation within the habanero species, and some luck was involved in isolating one of the peppers.

    Now Dad…….grow a batch of these buggers so Teo can figure out how to cook with them!

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  2. Yohana Aguirre

    Its weird because ive tried some habanero peppers and they’re not spicy at all.I think those are the “sweet”habanero peppers.But i keep thinking its really weird because arent they supposed to be hot??..lol

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    • There are peppers hotter than the habanero but the habanero is a very hot pepper. Maybe you got some seeds that were crossed pollinated and lost there heat.

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