Pepper 'Paper Lantern' / Super-hot Habanero Chilli Pepper / Seeds

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Pepper 'Paper Lantern' / Super-hot Habanero Chilli Pepper / Seeds

Pepper ‘Paper Lantern’ is a super-hot variety of Habanero Chilli Pepper. Habaneros originate in Central America and are widely used in Cuban cooking.  This variety has an elongated red fruit, bigger than the standard Habanero.  Plants fruit 10-15 days earlier and are very productive.  These are tall plants, growing to a height of 60-90cm.  These are hot chillies with a Scoville rating of 250,000 – 400,000. 

Habanero peppers grow and ripen best in long hot summers or in a greenhouse. They can be grown in containers.  Plants produce green fruits in about 70 days, ripening into red fruits in about 90 days.


Pack of 20 seeds.  Sow in spring, typically January to April, in a propagator or warm windowsill and have somewhere warm to grow on the seedlings in spring before planting in a final position after the last frost.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.


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Hardiness Tender annual
Height 60-90cm
Spread 45-60cm
Conditions  Full sun and rich, moist, well drained soil

Sow in early spring (January to April) in a heated propagator or warm windowsill. Sow in moist seed compost and cover lightly with vermiculite or seed compost.   Keep at around 25°C and germination takes 1-3 weeks.  Transfer seedlings to pots when big enough to handle and then into the final position after the last frost.   Do not grow Chillies in the same soil one year to the next.

Grow & Harvest

Keep the plants in a warm sunny place.  Feed plants with an organic tomato feed once flowering starts.  Peppers ripen from green to red, to be picked from June to December.   Snip the peppers from the plant with a knife or scissors.  Protect plants from aphids and spider mites.  Discard the plants at the end of the growing season.