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Habanero chili

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A habanero chili
SpeciesCapsicum chinense

The habanero chili is a type of chili pepper. Unripe habaneros are green. They color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen. Typically a ripe habanero chili is 2–6 centimetres (0.8–2.4 in) long. Habanero chilis are very spicy, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.[1]

The habanero chili comes from the Amazonas region. From there it was spread in Mexico.[2] The habanero is a perennial flowering plant. With proper care and growing conditions, it can produce flowers (and thus fruit) for many years.

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  1. "about.com". Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  2. http://www.conacyt.mx/comunicacion/revista/195/Articulos/Chilehabanero/Habanero01.html