> >do habs come in a variety of levels on the Scoville scale? > > > In fact this year I'm not even growing habs ( take away his card > quick ). I find that they have a very strong flavour and it's almost > impossible to control the amount of heat. So for example I can be > making some chile, give it a try and add a Serano or 2 to bring the > heat up just right. For habs, I found sometimes 1/2 of one would take > it from 'needs a bit more' to 'I hope the dog likes this'. > > I do would be interested in knowing about the different varieties of > Habs. I always thought there was 1 type, known as either a Haberno or > a Scotch Bonnet. I've been growing a few different varieties. In my garden, I've got some red habs which are very strong in flavour and also very hot - although in my experience they don't seem as hot as I might expect (suspect I baby them too much - but then I've got 200-300 habs from each plant so I'll put up with the lower heat). I picked up a yellow hab variety called Fragrant Trinidad at the Fragrant Gardens Chilli Festival (FGCF). It doesn't appear to have any heat but has a strong flavour and particularly strong hab aroma - great for increasing the flavour without killing with heat. As a bonus it's quite compact and looks great out the front with the bright yellow fruits hanging below. Also picked up a Chocolate Scotch Bonnet at the FGCF. The heat of these is much hotter than most of my habs - similar to the first few wimpy habs I got (leading me to think I baby them too much). The flavour is distinct but suggest you find a milder hab if you're after flavour. Tried some of the orange habs (not growing any yet). Found the flavour similar to my reds and maybe a tad milder than most of my reds. Got a white hab at the FGCF but still waiting for it to fruit - it's very spindly - hopefully it'll fruit in the hothouse over winter. Also got a sweet hab - haven't tried it yet and will advise on its heat / flavour when I do. ....tony ============================ Tony Davidson ACA (IT Specialist) Partner - MicroSol - for all MICROcomputer SOLutions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://www.microsol.com.au ph: (02) 9687 9011 fax: (02) 9687 9030 PO Box 3281, Parramatta NSW 2124 Level 2, 48 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 Public key available at http://www.microsol.com.au/td.sig (or send email to email@example.com with "PGP SIG" as the SUBJECT (without the quotes)). For information on what PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is all about send a message to me with "PGP INFO" in the SUBJECT - information will be sent automatically.