Scotch Bonnet Pepper Capsicum chinense

How to sow Scotch bonnet pepper: Direct seed (and transplant after hardening off) or seedlings

Sun requirement for Scotch bonnet pepper: Plant in Full Sun

Scotch Bonnet Pepper has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Scotch Bonnet Peppers are a hot pepper cultivar shaped like a hat. They have a rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville units, making them much spicier than jalapenos. Scotch Bonnets are sweeter and stouter than habaneros and used in Caribbean cuisine. Sweet varieties are known as Cachucha Peppers. The fruit is green when young and red when ripe. Scotch Bonnets are often harvested when yellow-orange. Plants grown with less water will produce hotter peppers.

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living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

23 weeks

First harvest expected

9 weeks after planting



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Scotch bonnet pepper plantings

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How to grow Scotch bonnet peppers

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Scotch bonnet pepper is a variety of Capsicum chinense

Scientific names

Capsicum chinense

Alternate names

Boabs bonnet
Scotty bons
bonney peppers
Caribbean red peppers

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