Habanero or Scotch Bonnet?

sidhartha0209(KY_6a)October 25, 2012

....or does it even matter? Are they the same plant? This was labeled as a Habanero when I purchased the plant but doesn't look like any that I've seen or grown before.

It's hot like a Habanero though.

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Djole(6)

I'd say it is a Habanero. I've grown both habs and bonnets this year, and my yellow bonnets were very wrinkly, while this pepper on your picture looks smooth (like a hab). Hotness for habs and bonnets is pretty much the same, and they are a very close relative.
On that matter, i've noticed that yellow bonnets have a more pronounced "chemical-citrus" aroma than habaneros.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

I'd say Scotch Bonnet. Same species as habanero (C. chinense) and roughly the same heat level. You could argue that they're essentially the same pepper with different shaped pods.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 12:06PM
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andyandy(6bMI)

I grew the exact same type this summer. When I bought the seeds they were marked as "Big Sun Habanero" they were damn hot. I dried mine out, ground some up and bagged up a couple

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 12:52PM
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sidhartha0209(KY_6a)

Thanks for the input you all.

It's loaded with these green ones that aren't going to make it (I'm planning on pruning it back this Saturday), are they good to dry or freeze or make suace/salsa with?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 2:51PM
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northern_hab

The green ones are still good to use for dry or salsa.

I salvaged all my green or not fully ripe habs before the nights got too cold and dryed them all. Ground down to just a flake, not to fine. I find it adds flavour.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 2:56PM
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willardb3

Try making salsa verde (green sauce) with the green chiles. Salsa verde is a staple in M�jican cxuisine.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 10:40AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Do you use onion in your salsa verde? I've been making a recipe with onion, but two different Mexican cooks tell me that there's no onion. One uses 5:3 jalapeno:tomatillo by weight, and as far as I can tell, not much else.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 1:09PM
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sidhartha0209(KY_6a)

I believe I may have found it, this is exactly as they appear when fully mature.

Here is a link that might be useful: HABANERO MUSTARD

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 10:38AM
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Djole(6)

Yay! :) I love these guessing games. Especially when i guess right ;)

Cheers,
Djole

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 10:32AM
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hina101

Hello
Can u send me some seed. I have 2 type of orange habanero and orange manzano pepper. Fresno, banana pepper , red jalape�o , red long cayenne pepper .I can send you pictures .we can trade seed
Thank you

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 1:25AM
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