Black Habanero

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Black Habanero
Classification C. chinense
Type habanero
Fruit color purple
Fruit shape conical, long
Fruit size medium
Heat level extremely hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 400,000-500,000
Maturity late
Variety type open-pollinated, stabilized intentional cross
Country unknown
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Black Habanero - ripe fruit. 2014-09-20.


Dark chocolate-brown pods that are shaped like Scorpion pepper. Extremely hot, and very flavorful, with wonderful aroma. A bit larger than Chocolate Habanero pepper that we grew side-by-side. (8 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Alex Popovich, British Columbia, Canada 14

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • The information on the web about black habanero peppers is a confusing. You can find pictures of both long-podded and more rounded Black Habanero peppers. It is possible that there are two kinds known under the same simple name.
  • Some references state that Black Habanero is an alternative name often used to describe the dark brown variety of habanero chilis like Chocolate Habanero (see [1]). It is said to be hotter than more common Red Habanero.
  • According to Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles , a long-podded Black Habanero pepper is a stabilized cross of a long Chocolate Habanero and Clavo peppers. It was developed in the early 2000s by a European chili grower. This particular cultivar has a milder heat compared to other habanero varieties.

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