Interesting article - thanks for the link.rainbowgardener wrote:I don't grow hot peppers, but what I have heard is that adding fertilizers tends to make them less hot. It helps grow the plant bigger, but dilutes the capsaicin essence. That is especially true if your fertilizer is high in Nitrogen (the N in NPK). If you fertilize, you want something high in P & K. Over watering also contributes to lush growth, but not hot.
Here's a little article about growing your peppers hotter:
I use fish/kelp emulsion, which is good for micro nutrientssoil wrote:instead of fertilizing with the normal NPK you would get at any store, try adding some minerals to the soil. imo they help keep the plant healthy and increase the heat greatly.
also go easy on the watering, too much water makes for weak peppers.
Yeah that is what I hear. That habaneros have a good fruity flavor but most people don't taste it cause the heat numbs you. But after you build a tolerance you can taste the real flavor. I don't plan on taking a habanero whole but maybe a small bite on the 1st try.OROZCONLECHE wrote:Its intense if you eat it in one bite but delicious on many bites, they have a flavor that is way different than any other pepper