Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen. Typically, a ripe habanero chili is 2–6 cm (0.8–2.4 in) long. Habanero chilis are very hot, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.
Plural: Habanero chilies
Season: available year-round
Substitutions: Scotch bonnet chilies, jalapenos or other hot peppers