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Capsicum chinense

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy




These are the species that include all habanero types and the superhots like the Bhut Jolokia and the Trinidad Scorpion. Pods have thinner skin than Annuums and come in many variations and sizes. Even though Aji's are mostly Baccatum there are some in the Chinense family. Also not all Chinense are hot. Varieties like the Trinidad Perfume and Nu Mex Suave are mild but aromatic. My opinion is the Chinense are the most flavorful of them all.
Antillais Red is a delicious fruity
flavored habanero from Dutch Antillais
Caribbean Islands. More...
Black Habanero has a heat level like
that of a medium chinense variety.
It is not among the hottest but may
be one of the tastiest. More...
Black Stinger is a very hot smaller
Chocolate habanero type that has a
short little stubby tail or stinger. More...
Congo Black is closely related to the
Jamaican Hot Chocolate habanero. It
grows larger pods and has a lower
heat level. More...
Congo Red Trinidad is commercially
grown in Trinidad. It has a slight
sweet and smoky flavor. More...
Congo Yellow Trinidad is a very large
habanero type from Trinidad. It has
a slight smoky/fruity flavor. More...
Devil's Tongue has a higher heat
level than Fatalii and a more sweet
and fruity flavor. More...
Devil's Tongue Red has a higher
heat level than it's Yellow relative
and a totally different flavor. More...
Chocolate Devil's Tongue pods look
like Devil's Tongue Red but are
a little smaller. More...
Fatalii is from the Central African
Republic that have slight citrus
flavor. Extremely hot! More...
Fatalii Red has a different flavor
and pods tend to be shorter than its
yellow relative. More...
Jamaican Chocolate Habanero is
great for making salsa or homemade
Jamaican Jerk marinade. More...
Jamaican Scotch Bonnet has a hat
like shape to it. It is the most popular
Caribbean Habanero type. More...
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet has a hat
like shape to it. It has a fruity and
slightly smoky flavor. More...
Malaysian Goronong has a delicious
fruity flavor and has the heat level
of an orange or red habanero. More...
Ecuadorian Devils Breath claims to be
the hottest Ecuador has to offer. It has
high heat and a fruity flavor. More...
Orange Habanero is the most common
of all habaneros consumed in North
America. More...
Giant White Habanero have a slight smoky
flavor like the Yucatan White or
White Bullet Habanero. More...
Roatan Pumpkin Habanero has above
average habanero heat with nice fruity
taste. Has a pumpkin look to it. More...
Safi Red has a Scotch Bonnet flavor
but a much higher heat level. It
thrives in hot climates. More...
Red Savina is one of the Hottest Chiles
in the World and has a great flavor too!
Great for the novice gardener. More...
Orange Trinidad Scorpion has a much
lower heat than the red Scorpion but
still has a Scorpion taste. More...
Ugandan Red Habanero is from the
country of Uganda, Africa. It is
very hot. More...
West Indies Red is a super hot Red
Caribbean Habanero from Antigua
and Barbados. More...
Yellow Sun is a very hot habanero
type with a fruity flavor. More...
Naranja Habanero peppers have a great
habanero heat with a nice fruity flavor.
More...
Yucatan White Habanero is jelly
bean shaped and originates from
the area of Yucatan in southern
Mexico. More...
The Bahamian Goat Pepper is light orange
peach beauty. Delicious pepper but
extremely hot. More...
Cheiro Roxa is a rare variety from Brazil
Has a nice sweet flavor and lower heat than
a habanero. More...
Pimenta de Neyde is a rare natural cross
of an unknown Capsicum annuum and Capsicum
chinense variety from Brazil. More...
Tshololo is a rare variety from
Brazil. Lower heat than a Habanero,
but similar fruitiness. More...
The Petenero has a nice sweet
flavor and produces lots of pods.
It has average habanero heat. More...
The Tobago Treasure is a medium heat
habanero pepper. It is a
delicious hot seasoning pepper. More...
The Murupi Amarela is as hot as a
habanero. Plants are great producers
and ripen to creamy white color. More...