Scotch Bonnet Chilli
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Scotch Bonnet Chillies are known for their high level of spiciness and long-lasting, intense burn felt on the back of the throat. This type of chilli is thought to owe its name to the traditional Scottish headwear known as a tam o'shanter, or Scottish bonnet, owing to their four-ridged shape resembling the seams of the hat.
The Scotch Bonnet Chilli is of Caribbean origin, providing the signature warmth and taste in jerk cuisine which has become globally renowned. It is closely related to other Capsicum chinense varieties such as the Habanero and Red Savina Habanero.
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Hot (100,000-350,000 SHU)
Scotch Bonnet Chilis are distinct, spherical chillies, typically 4-5cm long and wide. Commonly, their colour will change from green to yellow, orange and red. Recently, cross-bred varieties have also emerged, including brown and pink.
Also known as
Caribbean Red Pepper, Scotty Bon, Boabs Bonnet, Bonney Pepper
Scotch Bonnet Chilli plants are short and bushy, generally growing to around 70cm in a pot and are slow to mature, with fruit taking around 160 days to ripen from seed, so sow them early. These can sometimes be challenging to grow and ripen fully.
Cooking & Eating
An essential component of Jamaican and Cayman Island cuisine, Scotch Bonnet Chilli provides a distinct kick and flavour to traditional 'jerk' cooking. This dry spice seasoning is rubbed onto meat such as chicken and pork and is chiefly composed of Scotch Bonnet and allspice. These chillies have a sweet taste, and are commonly employed fresh in sauces and salsas; they may also be frozen, pickled or blended with oil.
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One of our favourites in the range. Balanced subtle tones, good burn time and will definitely buy again. Matt
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Arrived on Time and loved the packaging. About to sow some seeds and hopefully for some chillies in Summer
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I was so pleased to receive this box of seeds, beautifully presented with a lovely little dried flower to add a special touch, thank you, can’t wait to get started on sowing them .
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