The green habanero pepper is a fiery chili pepper with a fruity, citrusy flavor.
It is prized for it’s level of heat, making it popular for making hot sauces, spicy salsas, and infusing both heat and flavor into many dishes. The peppers pods are small, typically 1-2 inches wide. They start off green on the plant, but mature to a vibrant orange or red, depending on the variety.
Early versions of the habanero pepper were much different than the domesticated version you see today. The habanero originally started as a small wild chile pequin. After thousands of years of breeding and growing, the wild pepper has evolved into the popular hot pepper we know.