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Hot Paper Lantern: A Habanero For The North

A habanero better for cooler climates…

Hot Paper Lantern fast facts:

  • Scoville heat units (SHU): 150,000 – 400,000 SHU
  • Median heat: 275,000 SHU
  • Origin: Peru
  • Capsicum species: Chinense
  • Jalapeño reference scale: 19 to 160 times hotter
  • Use: Culinary
  • Size: Up to 4 inches long, conical
  • Flavor: Sweet, Smoky

Habaneros are known for their tropical flair – Caribbean sweet is their thing. So, too, for the Hot Paper Lantern, with a few distinct differences. It’s a tropical-sweet habanero-type pepper with even bigger heat than a common habanero. And where traditional habaneros perform best in warmer climates, the Hot Paper Lantern boasts a shorter growing season. This makes it a perfect habanero for cooler Northern climates where the growing season is shorter.

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