Free Delivery
Free Delivery When spending £15 or more
Quality Seed
Quality Seed High germination rates
Carbon Neutral
Carbon Neutral We offset all of our carbon
Scotch Bonnet Red
  • Scotch Bonnet Red

Scotch Bonnet Red

One of the hottest chillies in the world, the Scotch Bonnet will blow your socks off with its unique flavour and incredible heat.

Out of stock

    Capsicum chinense


    60 Days


    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 90cm (36in) Spread Up To 45cm (18in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Patio Greenhouse Conservatory

  • Position In

    Full Sun


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.

Common Questions

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.

Sow and Harvest Times

Plant out:

Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots or Trays
Days to Maturity
60 Days
Max Grown Height
18 - 24 inches
Grow in Greenhouse
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Hot Scale
Scoville Rating
100,000 - 400,000 SHU


Get help from Growseed

Facebook | Twitter

Or email us direct with your question

16 other products in the same category: