Habanero vatieties - the hottest peppers in the world

 

Habanero (Capsicum chinense) - varieties

Habaneros (Capsicum chinense) - the hottest peppers in the world

 

Habanero - Capsicum chinense

Habanero hot chili pepper belongs to the species Capsicum chinense. With few exceptions, Habaneros are among the hottest chili peppers in the world, which are very popular in Mexico, Central America and some Caribbean islands. Characteristic of all habanero varieties is their distinctive intense, fruity flavor. There are many different varieties, which differ mainly in their color and shape. The world's most important region for the cultivation of Habanero chili peppers is Yucatan in Mexico. Here is grown mainly in orange and sometimes the red habanero variety. In Jamaica you will find mainly the Scotch Bonnet variety.

There are only a few mild habaneros without heat (very low capsaicin content), which have the fruity flavor and taste as the common hot Habanero: Aji Dulce Amarillo, Aji Chile Dulce, NuMex Suave Red and NuMex Suave Orange.

The hottest peppers of the world is the Bhut Jolokia from India, which is four times hotter than a Habanero Orange.

If you are looking for hot mexican recipes with habanero: Recetas mexicanas and Recetas con chile (en español).

Habanero varieties:

7 Pot - Pictures of the Habanero variety 7 Pot
7 Pot
Aji Dulce Amarillo - Pictures of the Habanero variety Aji Dulce Amarillo
Aji Dulce Amarillo
Aji Limo - Pictures of the Habanero variety Aji Limo
Aji Limo
Aji Brown Picante - Pictures of the Habanero variety Aji Brown Picante
Aji Brown Picante
Aji Umba - Pictures of the Habanero variety Aji Umba
Aji Umba
Antillais Caribbean - Pictures of the Habanero variety Antillais Caribbean
Antillais Caribbean
Antillais Caribbean - Pictures of the Habanero variety Antillais Caribbean
Aribibi Gusano
Avenir - Pictures of the Habanero variety Avenir
Avenir
Bhut Jolokia - Pictures of the Habanero variety Bhut Jolokia
Bhut Jolokia
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate - Pictures of the Habanero variety Bhut Jolokia Chocolate
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate
Bido Tacana - Pictures of the Habanero variety Bido Tacana
Bido Tacana
Billy Goat - Pictures of the Habanero variety Billy Goat
Billy Goat
Black Stinger - Pictures of the Habanero variety Black Stinger
Black Stinger
Bombillito - Pictures of the Habanero variety Bombillito
Bombillito
Brown Trinidad Tobago - Pictures of the Habanero variety Brown Trinidad Tobago
Brown Trinidad Tobago
Burkina Yellow - Pictures of the Habanero variety Burkina Yellow
Burkina Yellow
Chile Cubano - Pictures of the Habanero variety Chile Cubano
Chile Cubano
Chupetinho Alaranjado - Pictures of the Habanero variety Chupetinho Alaranjado
Chupetinho Alaranjado
Chupetinho Vermelho - Pictures of the Habanero variety Chupetinho Vermelho
Chupetinho Vermelho
Cumari - Pictures of the Habanero variety Cumari
Cumari
Cumari ou Passarinho - Pictures of the Habanero variety Cumari ou Passarinho
Cumari ou Passarinho
Devils Tongue Red - Pictures of the Habanero variety Devils Tongue Red
Devils Tongue Red
Devils Tongue Yellow - Pictures of the Habanero variety Devils Tongue Yellow
Devils Tongue Yellow
Fatalii - Pictures of the Habanero variety Fatalii
Fatalii
Ata Big - Pictures of the Habanero variety Ata Big
Habanero Ata Big
Barbados - Pictures of the Habanero variety Barbados
Habanero Barbados
Chocolate - Pictures of the Habanero variety Chocolate
Habanero Chocolate
Cuba - Pictures of the Habanero variety Cuba
Habanero Cuba
Francisca - Pictures of the Habanero variety Francisca
Habanero Francisca
Gambia - Pictures of the Habanero variety Gambia
Habanero Gambia
Golden - Pictures of the Habanero variety Golden
Habanero Golden
Naranja - Pictures of the Habanero variety Naranja
Habanero Naranja
Bonda Ma Jacques - Pictures of the Habanero variety Bonda Ma Jacques
Habanero Bonda Ma Jacques
Cappuccino - Pictures of the Habanero variety Cappuccino
Habanero Cappuccino
Hot Lemon - Pictures of the Habanero variety Hot Lemon
Habanero Hot Lemon
Jam Scotch Bonnet Long - Pictures of the Habanero variety Jam Scotch Bonnet Long
Habanero Jam Scotch Bonnet Long
Merida Rojo - Pictures of the Habanero variety Merida Rojo
Habanero Merida Rojo
Mustard - Pictures of the Habanero variety Mustard
Habanero Mustard
Neon - Pictures of the Habanero variety Neon
Habanero Neon
Orange Devil - Pictures of the Habanero variety Orange Devil
Habanero Orange Devil
Panama - Pictures of the Habanero variety Panama
Habanero Panama
Red Savina - Pictures of the Habanero variety Red Savina
Habanero Red Savina
Super Datil - Pictures of the Habanero variety Super Datil
Habanero Super Datil
Surinam Red - Pictures of the Habanero variety Surinam Red
Habanero Surinam Red
Tangerine Bell - Pictures of the Habanero variety Tangerine Bell
Habanero Tangerine Bell
Tasmanian Red - Pictures of the Habanero variety Tasmanian Red
Habanero Tasmanian Red
White Bullet - Pictures of the Habanero variety White Bullet
Habanero White Bullet
Laranjada Grande - Pictures of the Habanero variety Laranjada Grande
Laranjada Grande
Naga Morich - Pictures of the Habanero variety Naga Morich
Naga Morich
Papa Joes Scotch Bonnet - Pictures of the Habanero variety Papa Joes Scotch Bonnet
Papa Joes Scotch Bonnet
Pimenta Bode - Pictures of the Habanero variety Pimenta Bode
Pimenta Bode
Pimenta Brasilien - Pictures of the Habanero variety Pimenta Brasilien
Pimenta Brasilien
Pimenta de Cheiro - Pictures of the Habanero variety Pimenta de Cheiro
Pimenta de Cheiro
Pimenta de Cheiro Grande - Pictures of the Habanero variety Pimenta de Cheiro Grande
Pimenta de Cheiro Grande
Red Fire - Pictures of the Habanero variety Red Fire
Red Fire
Tobago Seasoning - Pictures of the Habanero variety Tobago Seasoning
Tobago Seasoning
Trinidad Scorpion - Pictures of the Habanero variety Trinidad Scorpion
Trinidad Scorpion

 

List of habanero varieties:

 

Seed production and sources for different types of Habaneros (Capsicum chinense):

Growing, Sowing, breeding and cultivation of Habaneros:

Information about peppers and the genus Capsicum: