Hot peppers are extremely hot. Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets measure between
200,000 and 400,000 Scoville heat units. (In comparison, the Jalapeno
measures only 3,500 - 4,500 units.)
Hot peppers are best when firm.
Ripening: Not necessary
Ethylene Production: None
Ethylene Sensitivity: Yes
Fresh hot peppers will last between 14-21 days. Avoid well-ventilated areas
for storage due to the item's ability to irritate skin and eyes.
Trinidad, Mexico, Belize, and Florida
Storage Temperature: 45°-55°F
Storage Humidity: 85%-95%