Scotch Bonnet Red
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One of the hottest chillies in the world, the Scotch Bonnet will blow your socks off with its unique flavour and incredible heat.
Scotch Bonnet Red Chilli Seeds
[75-100 days] Originally from Jamaica, these little cousins to the habanero pack a punch at 100,000–400,000 SHU (most jalapeño peppers are between 2,500 to 8,000). Growing to just 3/4" long and 1-1/2" wide, these little thin-skinned peppers look like patty pan squash (think Tam O' Shanter hat) and have an absolutely amazing flavour—if you can stand the heat. In fact, it’s the chillie that gives Caribbean jerk cuisine much of its unique flavour.
Each chilli plant produces quite a quantity of fruit throughout the heat of the summer. The fruits themselves can be used green, pumpkin orange, or fire red. Save the seeds from any ripe chillies and plant them again next year!
Height: 18” (45 cm)
Note: If you have access to grow lights and a heated propagator you can start sowing your plants in December and January to give you a head start on the year.
How long does it take for Scotch Bonnet seeds to germinate? Scotch Bonnet seeds usually take around 10-21 days to germinate. They need a temperature between 25-29°C to be at their best.
When should I pick my Scotch Bonnet chillies? Scotch Bonnet chillies can be ready to harvest around 4 months after sowing. The best way to check if they are ready to be picked is to examine the stalk. If there is a line between the stalk and the pepper then the chilli is ready to be picked.
How long does it take for Scotch Bonnet pepper plants to grow? After you have sown your Scotch Bonnet seeds indoors it should take about 60-90 days before being ready to harvest. The chilli plant itself should grow to about 3 feet tall.
Scotch Bonnet Red Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Max Grown Height
- 18 - 24 inches
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Packet Seed Count
- Hot Scale
- Scoville Rating
- 100,000 - 400,000 SHU
Sow and Harvest Times