Pepper (Hot) - Scotch Bonnet, Red 🔥🔥🔥

$329 USD


The Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper is so named because its defined lobes resemble a Scotsman’s tam o’ shanter hat. Also called the Caribbean Red Pepper, the stout little fruit is sweeter and fruitier than its cousin, the Habanero, and hot enough to make a bird fly north for the winter. The plant puts out loads of 1"-2" green waxy fruits with thin skin that ripen through yellow, orange, and red. Its extreme heat and unique flavor is traditionally used in Caribbean hot sauce and jerk seasoning, but will be just as tasty and burn just as hot in any of your recipes.

  • High yields
  • Fresh, fruity flavor
  • Harvest any color
  • Good for containers


  • Botanical name: Capsicum chinense
  • Pepper length: 1"-2"
  • Scoville heat units (SHU): 100,000-350,000/hot
  • Plant support: Tomato cage or stake
  • Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 18"-24" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 24"-36" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 75F-85F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost hardy: No
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 90-120 days

Good companion plants: Basil, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Tomato

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