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Pepper (Chilli) Scotch Bonnet Red
Scotch Bonnet Chillis are not for the faint hearted as they have a Scoville Heat Unit rating of around 350,000! Although the fruits are small, around 2.5-4cm long and 2-3cm wide, they are very hot and have a strong smell. To help reduce the spice, removing the seeds can help. Often used in Carribean cooking as they originate from Jamacia. The plants are bushy and reach heights of around 50cm.
Product Part Number: 13640
When to sow
When to Sow Scotch Bonnet Red Chilli Seeds
February to April.
Where to Sow
Sow seed on the surface of a free draining compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite and place at a temperature 18-21°C until seeds germinate. Germinate usually starts within 10-21 days.
What to do next
Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle into 7cm (3in) pots and grow on under glass. Once plants reach 10cm (4in) high transplant into growbags or 25cm (10in) pots and grow on under glass. Feed once a week with tomato fertiliser after first fruits have set.
August - September. These are quite late to mature and can take up 100 days.
Seeds and fruits are extremely hot, handle with care and do not rub eyes during sowing or food preperation. Gloves are recommended when handling seeds and fruits.
We don't recommend growing hot chilli's on a windowsill as they need a constant temperature.
An excellent source of vitamin C and beta carotene.
100,000 - 350,000
Scoville Heat Rating