If you love the flavor of habaneros but can’t take the extreme heat, this is the pepper for you. Habanero Primero Red hot pepper tastes like traditional habanero peppers but with only about one-third of the heat. One of the earliest ripening habaneros available, you’ll enjoy huge yields of fruit as early as 60 days after planting. The 3-inch fruit is larger than standard habaneros, but the plant is compact, reaching just 18 to 24 inches tall. This pepper grows beautifully in garden beds or containers. Adding a cage to your pepper plant helps support stems when heavy with fruit. Place in full sun and feed regularly. Scoville heat units: 70,000. Wear gloves when handling fruit. Hybrid. Matures in 60 to 65 days (green), 75 to 80 days (red).