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Hot Paper Lantern Hot Pepper

A Habanero for the North

Grows larger and ripens earlier in the North than regular habañeros — but with all the same kick. These 4-in. lantern-shaped peppers heat up the garden with a beautiful color display — ranging from lime green through orange to red as they ripen — before raising the temperature of your favorite dishes. Great for seasoning, salsa, hot sauce or roasting. 70 DAYS.
  • Zone 3 - 10 annual.
  • Height 24 - 36 inches.
  • Germination 10 - 20 days.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

Pepper plants are not available in AE, CA, HI, PR, AK, GU, OR, WA.



For each offer ordered, get approx 25 seeds per packet

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  • Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense 'Hot Paper Lantern'
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches betwee plants; 24 - 36 inches between rows.
  • Depth: Seeds 1/4 inch deep. Plants at same level as pot.
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: 100 lbs/100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Elongated, wrinkled lantern-shaped fruit ripening from lime-green to shade of orange & red to bright scarlet at full ripeness.
  • Days To Maturity: 70 days from transplant to green; 90 days to red.
  • Form: Annual. Upright.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich, deep, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
  • Size: The peppers are 4 inches long, lantern-shaped fruit.
  • Comments: A habanero for the North. Ripens earlier, is larger and more productive in the North than regular habaneros but with all the heat. Tall plants are strong and vigourous. Peppers are as pretty as they are firery (putting on an ever-changing color display as they ripen from lime-green through orange to red. 100,000 - 350,000 scoville rating.

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