About the HABANERO "CHOCOLATE" PEPPER*
Unique and versatile, the Chocolate Habanero pepper will soon become one of your preferred hot peppers. Also known as the Brown Congo, Chocolate Congo pepper, Black Habanero, or Habanero Chocolate pepper, it is both exotic and an exciting chile to grow. So much flavor and sweetness backed in these little chocolate fruits, no wonder why this is one of the pepper varieties that EVERYBODY wants! This is great to make BBQ sauces, salsas, and marinades!
They will ripen from green to a rich dark brown, chocolatey color, and the pods will grow about 3 inches long. You will notice a sweet, rich, smoky flavor when you take a bite. The rendering of the plant may vary depending on the time of year.
Pepper Plant Details
Self-pollinating. Ready to eat around August to September in Montréal Area.
- Genus: Capsiceae
- Species: C. × Chinense
Variety: HABANERO CHOCOLATE
- Heat Level: 300'000 to 577'000 SHU
- Days to Harvest: 110+
- Hardiness zone: 10 (Equator)
- Height at maturity: 80 cm
- Width at maturity: 40 cm
- Color of the flower: White
Mature form: Vase Shape
- Fruit Name: HABANERO CHOCOLATE
- Fruit Color: Red greenish fruit with whit brown flesh
Pepper Plant Care Guide by FRANCO PEPE
This potted Pepper Plant is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It prefer sandy potted mix soil type + coarse vermiculite and pH (neutral to acidic). It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It will benefit from being disposed in a relatively sheltered location from prevailing winds. All dead or damaged branches must be eliminated to prevent diseases. Fertilize one time in early May (1/2) and second time in early June (2/2). For POTTED PEPPER PLANT, a regular supply of water is required, mainly in drought periods.
For MONTRÉAL WINTER'S, when the autumn nights comes in continuous temp below 12°C, bring your "EXOTIC" POTTED FRUIT TREE indoor in a place between 12°C to 22°C with maximum direct sunlight area to prevent death and freeze damages. Prune all the branches at the second nods from the "Y" shape during the first month of dormancy (late October, early November). Keep an eye on roots, don't watering too much during the dormancy stage (till Equinox of March). Bring back on direct sunlight on April. The pepper plant will re shoot new branch on April-May, et voilà !