The Scotch Bonnet Chilli has a reputation for having a high level of spiciness as well as a searing burn that lingers on the back of the throat for a long period of time. It is believed that this variety of chilli got its name from the traditional Scottish headdress known as a tam o'shanter, also known as a Scottish bonnet, due to the fact that its four-ridged shape is similar to the seams that are found on the hat.
The Scotch Bonnet Chilli is native to the Caribbean and is responsible for the distinctive warmth and flavour of jerk cuisine, which has gained widespread recognition around the world. It shares a close genetic relationship with other types of Capsicum chinense, including the Habanero and the Red Savina Habanero.
Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Species Capsicum chinense
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Hot (100,000-350,000 SHU)
Pod Description 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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