Red Habanero Chile is shaped like a lantern and averages about two inches long and about one to two inches in width. Its skin ripens from green to a vibrant red hue once fully mature. All Habanero-type peppers have a similar and well recognizable shape, flavor and heat. It is aromatic offering subtle tropical fruit and apricot nuances. Even with its pungent heat, Habanero-type peppers retain a sweet, tropical flavor. The fully mature Red Habanero will be sweeter and offers a fruitier flavor than that of the green variety.