The creamy white hue and small shape of the Peruvian white habanero (a.k.a. white habaneroor Peruvian white lightning habanero) may make you think the chili’s heat is lesser than its orange cousins. But the white habanero packs an equal – if not more potent punch – to the common habanero with a similar fruity, slightly smoky flavor. The Peruvian is a looker, too, making it an extra hot chili that works perfectly as an ornamental pepper plant as well.
For more mild peppers water liberally and for hotter peppers stress the plants by only watering after they wilt slightly