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The Habanero family

הבנרו גולדן

"The Habaneros"

Some say that the Habanero variety was created in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, while some say it came from Cuba and hence its name and there are some that say it came from the Caribbean.

Either way, this variety is very spicy and very tasty too and most of all fun to grow.

The Habanero pepper comes in a variety of colors - yellow, orange, red, white, chocolate and more. This variety is spicy and can reach up to 400,000 Scoville units.

In 1999 the Habanero pepper won the Guinness record for the hottest pepper in the world, however, since then a few other types have claimed this title, such as the Bhut Jolokia (a.k.a. "Ghost pepper") and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

In the race for the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina reaper pepper was also created, which is a cross between a Jolokia bhut and a certain type of red habanero pepper. In 2017, the Carolina reaper won the Guinness record for the hottest pepper

To clarify, there is a genetic affinity to other chilli peppers, such as the Scotch bonnet peppers, Fatali peppers,
Madam Jeanette, Devils tongue, are all very spicy and have a fruity aroma similar to the Habanero.

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