Hot, hot, hot… Habanero means ‘from Havana’. Habanero and its kin long ago migrated from the Caribbean Islands to Central America where they remain extremely popular today. A close relative of the Jamaican Scotch Bonnet. To complement its searing heat, Habanero has a delicious, pungent, smoky quality unlike any other pepper; many people find its flavor and aroma a mainstay in sauces and salsas. Avg. 2″ x 1 1/4″, wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. This extremely pungent habanero may be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican “jerk” sauces and Mexican salsas. Can also be dried and smoked to crush into chipotle powder.