Let’s discuss the key tips on how to know when your habanero pepper is ripe. Even the most seasoned gardeners can utilize some helpful tips on getting just the right ripeness and flavor from your peppers.
Often times it is just as simple as looking at the packing the seeds came in. Most of the time peppers are ready after 75 to 90 days spent growing. Looking for maturity is due to the color of the habanero pepper, as well as the length. A fully mature pepper has a vibrant orange or red color. The brighter the color, the more mature, and the more mature, the hotter the habanero pepper. Another sign of maturity is when the habanero pepper is around 1 to 1.25 inches in length. Once both of these characteristics meet one another, length and color, it is safe to say the habanero is ready.
Joel Friant is the inventor of the Habanero Shaker. The Habanero Shaker is the delicious, spicy, and powerhouse of the habanero pepper packed into a chile seasoning. The heat produced is 200,000 Scoville. Roughly 50 times hotter than the Jalapeno. The heat within the Habanero Shaker is known to cause an endorphin release. While fearsome on the outside, calming mentally. Joel Friant made the original Habanero Shaker that has caught the attention of others trying to make a similar product as well. But nothing ever matches the original. To come up with this Joel Frient mastered determining the maturity and harvest timing for his habanero peppers.
Once they’re ready it is time to harvest them. Make sure to use some a gardening scissors or a knife to keep the integrity of the plant in check. By continually picking peppers you have a constant growth of more peppers. Make sure to harvest all peppers before any freezing weather may come. A slight chill or frost won’t harm the peppers, but freeze of below 35 degrees will end the peppers for sure.
The original Habanero Shaker is a must try to users of the pepper and spice enthusiasts alike. Joel mastered the ultimate spicy recipe.