Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper

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Binomial Name Capsicum chinense
Description Red Scotch Bonnet Peppers are ripe hot pepper cultivars 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.
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off
Spread (diameter)
Row Spacing 60 centimeters
Height 120 centimeters