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80 days. The earliest ripening habanero, and also somewhat more gentle, heat-wise, than typical, very hot habanero varieties. Primero Red ripens right around the time of many bell peppers and produces very generous yields of these delightfully fruity peppers. The fruit averages 2-3 ½ inches long and 1-1 ½ inches wide, ripening from green to red with moderately wrinkled skin. IR: TSWV.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
One of the Best Producers in our Garden

Can't say enough good things about this pepper. I ordered plants and they were strong and healthy all summer long. Each produced so many peppers I had a hard time keeping up with them; fresh eating, pickling, freezing, drying. The fruit had thick walls for a habanero, less wrinkles and larger size. Gorgeous on the plant; jewel like colors were outstanding going from a lemon yellow to orange then scarlet red. The skins were smooth, shiny and blemish free and they stored for an unbelievably long time in the refrigerator. The canopy of leaves sheltered the fruit well so I was harvesting these peppers even after a light frost in the fall. Sad to see no plants offered this year but the seedlings are coming along nicely; hope they perform as well. I highly recommend this pepper.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Soil Temp for Transp 65°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 24–30"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 140
Seed Life 2 years

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm-season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS* | Bacterial Leaf Spot
Pc | Phythium Root Rot
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
RK | Root-Knot
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV* | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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