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Habanero White Pepper

Capsicum chinense 'Habanero White'

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Habanero White Pepper (Capsicum chinense 'Habanero White') at Roger's Gardens

Habanero White Pepper fruit

Habanero White Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Habanero White Pepper (Capsicum chinense 'Habanero White') at Roger's Gardens

Habanero White Pepper fruit

Habanero White Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  White Habanero Pepper, Chili Pepper

Description:

An extremely hot variety with a fruity, smoky flavor; fruits emerge pale yellow and mature to white; compact habit with strong, upright stems; has a long growing season, and loves heat

Edible Qualities

Habanero White Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces buttery yellow oblong peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to white over time. The peppers have a spicy taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauces

Planting & Growing

Habanero White Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Habanero White Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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