Since I freeze large quantities of Habs when they're in season locally, I usually only buy small quantities of supermarket Habs for fresh consumption. The Albertson's here in Lompoc had them in December for $3.99 lb. I bought some last week and the price had gone up to $8.99 lb! The heat is undependable. I've munched on Serranos and the Albertsons Habs side by side with the Serranos topping the heat category. So I'm spending a good bit of time out back with my plants giving them the ol' pep talk to 'fire' them up.