I suppose it's kind of a macho thing to grow excruciatingly hot peppers. I've grown these three or four times here in Vermont. A couple of plants should be plenty for any home gardener. Only once was the season warm and long enough to produce a real abundance of ripe, bright orange fruits. Not knowing what to do with twenty or thirty beautiful habaneros, I brought a bag of them to work. Here's where the macho thing reared it's **** head; several coworkers decided to have a pepper eating contest. You can imagine the results. The next morning my boss asked me to never bring habaneros in again, as the sick time and hours missed were just too expensive! I will say that habaneros in small doses have a distinct and wonderful flavor.