The Habanero chile pepper (Capsicum Chinense Jacquin) is one of the most intensely spicy species of peppers of the Capsicum genus. Habanero peppers have a reputation for spice and heat. Lots of it! The habanero is typically rated at 200,000 to 350,000 ( Scoville Heat Units ). A variety of the habanero called Red Savina. considerably higher 580,000 units. The Ghost Chili (bhut jolokiah) e official “Hottest Pepper in the World” by the Guinness Book of World Records- is rated at 1,001,304 units.