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Organic Habanada Sweet Snacking Pepper
Organic Habanada Sweet Snacking Pepper
Organic Habanada Sweet Snacking Pepper


 
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The heatless habanero with tropical sweetness: taste what all the excitement is about!


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Organic Habanda Sweet Snacking Pepper Taste what all the excitement is about! Habanada is the heatless habanero with irresistably tropical and floral sweetness much lauded by Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill. Bred by our friend and mentor Dr. Michael Mazourek of Cornell University, Habanada is as versatile as it is flavorful. Indeed, Habanada stole the show at the 2014 Culinary Breeding Network Variety Showcase where Chef Nora Antene of Le Pigeon introduced Habanada sorbet. Seared, roasted, braised or raw Habanada has transformed our concept of peppers.

Once they begin to produce, Habanada is immensely abundant; expect to harvest at least a pint a week. The flavor and sweetness of Habanada develops as they ripen from lime green to florescent orange. We love to pick them fully orange and enjoy them whole, seeds and all. Just before the first frost we'll harvest all the remaining green fruits and sear them with salt and pepper for our final toast to fresh Habanada and look forward to the next season.

The plants themselves are vigorous and are remarkably productive in average garden soil. With too much compost Habanada becomes tall and lush without putting much energy into fruit production, so be sure to not over-fertilize. This is one of many reasons why breeding for organic production is so vital and why a portion of each sale will go directly back to Dr. Mazourek to continue his extraordinary work.

Enjoy the interview from with Dr. Mazourek to hear more of Habanada's incredible story.

75 days to green fruit
100 days to orange fruit

Capsicum chinense

Grown by Fruition Seeds, Naples NY

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November 15, 2017
Reviewer: Anne Cavanaugh from Petersham, MA United States  
I don't think these managed to ripen to full flavor in our garden, but I used them in cooking.

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Organic Hanamada Sweet Pepper November 13, 2017
Reviewer: Darrol Shillingburg from Las Cruces, NM United States  
Has 70% germination (followed your instructions)
They grew well enough in pots under lights, but all failed quickly when transplanted out. Other varieties of peppers grew well this year.
I would like to know how others in arid climates did with this pepper. Any suggestions welcomed. I would really like to get fruit from this one.
Experienced  gardener.

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Habanada October 22, 2017
Reviewer: Karma Glos from Berkshire, NY United States  
Good germination but low fruit set.  However most of our peppers had poor fruit set.

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Plants never produced September 26, 2017
Reviewer: Tom from Troy, NY United States  
I started these indoors and had consistent germination. They never quite got established outdoors though and so I never got any fruit. I was disappointed because his was one of the plants I was most looking forward to. The padron and lemon drop peppers nearby produced very well. I’ll likely try them again next year in a different spot and layout.

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not wat i expected August 30, 2017
Reviewer: karen rose from merrick, NY United States  
its late august and with 5 plants i have abundant green fruit but its way over 100 days and barely have turned orange.  I started this back in first week of March inside with grow lights.
The flavor isn't great they are thin walled and don't have to worry about eating seed.  
It was a good experiment but not for me.

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