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Default Mild Habenero-type peppers

I've read that Habenero's have a unique flavor, but their extreme heat shrivels my flavor buds. Some friends recommended varieties that supposedly taste like Habeneros but have little or no heat like Habanada, Aji Delight, Trinidad Perfume and Zavory.

I grew two Habanada plants this year, and they responded with dozens of fruit each, but with hardly any taste at all. They also have thin walls so they don't make a substantial addition to my usual pepper recipes.

Can anyone recommend from your experience another variety I can try next year, either from my friends' list above or a similar mild pepper that tastes like a chili?
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Going back to one variety that I didn't like at all was NuMex Suave Orange Habanero. It was like eating a bale of hay with pine needles. No heat
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You can try Numex Trick or Treat. I found it very close to classic habanero flavor with no heat. Its not for me but if you can't take the heat, stay with Trick or Treat.
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Best is to get use to hot peppers.
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I've read that Habenero's have a unique flavor, but their extreme heat shrivels my flavor buds. Some friends recommended varieties that supposedly taste like Habeneros but have little or no heat like Habanada, Aji Delight, Trinidad Perfume and Zavory.

I grew two Habanada plants this year, and they responded with dozens of fruit each, but with hardly any taste at all. They also have thin walls so they don't make a substantial addition to my usual pepper recipes.

Can anyone recommend from your experience another variety I can try next year, either from my friends' list above or a similar mild pepper that tastes like a chili?

I'll be growing some of the varieties you list above next year. The Habanada was tasty before, when I grew it.



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You can try Numex Trick or Treat. I found it very close to classic habanero flavor with no heat. Its not for me but if you can't take the heat, stay with Trick or Treat.

I'll add that to the list and see about getting some seed for it! Thanks for suggesting it.
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If you combine a superhot pepper with the right amount of otherwise bland food, you can get the taste without the heat. 2-3 peppers to about a pound of dried beans or lentils works for me, cooked slowly on a stove top.
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You could also contain the peppers in a spice bag, so they do not break down and leave seeds for the unwary, LOL!!
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I've tried trinidad perfume years ago. It was okay. I never did cook with it. I like Red
Habanero's better than the orange. You need to try different one's every year until you
find the right one. It's fun trying different peppers anyway.
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Aji Dulce is another heatless Habanero type pepper. I bought a plant and grew it in a hanging basket (way too small for this plant). Prolific, ripened early, no heat to my palate but the taste of habaneros is not to my liking.

I purchased Aji Rico at the same time. It took a tad longer to ripen. It had a little zip to it. I liked the flavor of this one. If you like the strong flavor of a green bell pepper but have trouble growing them, this is a good pepper for you.

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Lisa, after my experience with Aji Dulce and NuMex Suave Orange Habanero - along with whatever variety they sell at the grocery stores - I don't care for the way they taste either. I know it's an individual type thing - we all have different tastes. I'm agreeing with you on this one

Don S, it is a unique flavor. You either like it or you don't. It is worth growing if you have the space to grow it. I felt that I needed to find out myself.
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