Don't let its sweet name fool you, this pepper has some heat! Developed at the Innovation Acre at Tyler Farms, the Cotton Candy Habanero is a cross between a Peach Habanero and White 7 Pot Bubblegum. It has a sweet, tropical fruit flavor with Habanero level heat. The Cotton Candy Habanero is milder than the 7 Pot Bubblegum peppers, but spicier than an average Habanero. The peppers start out green, develop purple blushing, and eventually ripen to a light peach color. It's an excellent pepper for tropical hot sauces or salsas. Like other 7 Pot Bubblegum varieties, the stem turns peach as the pepper ripens.
In recent years, Habaneros are becoming more and more mainstream as they are often thought of as the go-to pepper for those looking to spice up a meal. The recent surge in spicy fast food items, spicy chips, and spicy craft beers often list the Habanero pepper as a main ingredient. The Habanero pepper has several different color strains, including the Peach Habanero, White Habanero, Red Savina Habanero, Honey Fire Habanero, and Orange Habanero. The Habanero pepper was the first pepper ever grown at Tyler Farms.