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Magnum Habanero Pepper

Capsicum chinense 'Magnum'

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

Magnum Habanero Pepper fruit

Magnum Habanero Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Magnum Habanero Pepper fruit

Magnum Habanero Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hot Habanero

Description:

An extremely hot variety with a fruity, smoky flavor; superb performance in containers and gardens; compact habit with strong, upright stems; hardy plant tolerate cooler conditions; fruit matures to orange; delicious when used for hot sauces and salsas

Edible Qualities

Magnum Habanero Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces green oblong peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to orange 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

Magnum Habanero Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Because of its vigorous growth habit, it may require staking or supplemental support. 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 typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. 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.

Magnum Habanero Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. 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. 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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