Oct 18, 2018  Week: 42

Habanero Primero Red Pepper

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Scientific Name : Capsicum chinense

Common Name : Hot Pepper, Habanero Pepper

Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit : Mounded

Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.
Super early!
Super tasty!
Super yields!

Habanero Primero Red is the earliest ripening habanero on the market, with fruit ready to harvest and enjoy as early as bell peppers! And what a harvest it is – expect huge yields of peppers that are larger than other habaneros. But that’s not all – these big beauties have just about one-third the heat of standard habaneros, letting gardeners appreciate their rich flavour in fresh salsa and cooking. Primero Red is sure to be a Super seller!

Days to maturity from transplant: 75 to 80 to full ripe, 60 to 65 to green
Fruit characteristics: Habanero, green to bright red
Fruit length: 2.75 to 3.5 in./7 to 9 cm
Fruit width: 1.25 to 1.5 in./3 to 4 cm
Plant habit: Large
Heat level: Hot (4/5)
Best for: Home Gardener in-ground, Home Gardener container, Fresh Market Farmer in-ground

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 7 weeks (no fruit), 7 to 9 weeks (green fruit)

  • Thanks to outstanding vigour that assures stronger plants in packs and small pots, Primero Red goes head to head for early-season retail with bells and jalapeños.
  • Early flowering allows large pots to be sold with flowers and immature fruit.
  • Intermediate resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV).
  • Supplied as professional-quality, disease-tested seed, with high germination rates even at lower temperatures than C. annuum varieties.
  • Bred in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin.


Bred in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin.