Havasu Hot Pepper (Garden Starter Plant)
Give your garden a little sizzle with Havasu hot pepper. This is a Santa Fe-type pepper, a favorite in the Southwest. Fruits are thick-walled and cone shaped. They’re a good choice for stuffing, frying, or pickling, or use them to create a spicy version of chile rellenos. Havasu peppers are typically harvested when yellow, but also tasty when ripened to red.
- Light: Full sun
- Matures: 60 days after planting to pale yellow, 80 days to red ripe
- Fruit size: 3.5 inches long, 2 inches wide
- Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
- Plant size: 2 feet tall
- Scoville heat units: 3,000 to 5,000 (medium)
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.