The orange version of the habanero is widely known but a relative new-comer is the chocolate colored (with some green) specimen. Yes, habaneros are hot, but depending upon the growing conditions and soil, you may encounter a serrano or jalapeno that is equally hot, if not hotter than a habanero. However, nothing quite compares to the fruity, fresh, and fiery-sweet flavor this chili imparts, whether used in salsas, sauces, or fresh—it’s unmistakable flavor says: Hello! Chili peppers do not produce ethylene gas, but they are susceptible to it, so bear this in mind when storing. They are best held between 45-50 degrees F, and kept dry. 10lb case