(Capsicum chinense)

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy

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Petenero (Capsicum chinense)

This variety comes from the jungles surrounding the Peten Lake area in Guatemala. Over 26 Mayan ruin sites are in this area so we can assume this was a pepper cultivated and used by the Mayans when they existed. It has a nice sweet flavor and produces lots of pods. It has average habanero heat. The Petenero chile plants can get over 3 feet tall.

At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to try it yourself contact us for seeds, plants (March-August) and fresh chiles (September).

We also grow the Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich, Chocolate Habanero and many other Hot Chile Pepper plant varieties!