....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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
Try making salsa verde (green sauce) with the green chiles. Salsa verde is a staple in MÃ¯Â¿Â½jican cxuisine.
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.
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
Yay! :) I love these guessing games. Especially when i guess right ;)
Can u send me some seed. I have 2 type of orange habanero and orange manzano pepper. Fresno, banana pepper , red jalapeÃ¯Â¿Â½o , red long cayenne pepper .I can send you pictures .we can trade seed