The habanero chilli (Capsicum chinense) is one of the most intensely hot, spicy chilli that you will come across. The species was misnamed in 1776 by a Dutch physician who was collecting plants throughout the Caribbean for Emperor Francis I. The species was incorrectly identified as “chinense” as he believed this chilli had originated in China.
The word habanero related from Havana, Cuba as the authentic Caribbean origin has long been used in the English language to represent the entire chinense species. Nowadays habanero is the synonym for chillies with high and extreme high pungency amongst which we cultivate and import from origin for our PRODERNA® range of top quality products 4 varieties with different and typical tropical fruit flavour, aroma and pungency.