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North Carolina Habanero Peppers

North Carolina Habanero PeppersThe Habanero, also known as the capsicum chinense, is the hottest chile pepper in the world. In fact, many pepper connoisseurs from all regions consider it to be one of the finest chiles to ever develop.

The habanero pepper, consistent with other peppers, produces euphoria soon after they are digested because they cause the body to secrete endorphins, which chemically, are similar to opiates.

The habanero pepper, also known as the Scotch Bonnet, is used to make great hot sauces, spicy salsas, and chili. To make the highest quality of these meal items; look for the freshest, ripest and soil/insect free habanero chile peppers. Watch out though, the habanero pepper is extremely addictive and the fresher, the stronger!

North Carolina Habanero Peppers Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Habanero Pepper

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling

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Normal Storage Life

2-3 weeks


Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125