Pepper Chile Scotch Bonnet HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Scotch Bonnet HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum chinense

Item #0075

100 days from transplanting. The 'Scotch Bonnet' is powerfully hot, similar to the habanero but with a fruity or smoky flavor. Also called the Scotty Bon, or Bonny Pepper, it is named for its resemblance to a Scottish cap. If you like your peppers fiery hot, you will enjoy its citrus, apricot-like flavor that is sweetest when the fruit turns red. Try it in jerk dishes, mango salsa, blended with dark chocolate, or with fruit. 100,000-325,000 Scoville heat units (extremely hot).

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:

Start indoors,
plant seedlings
24" apart

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when air temperature is at least 70°F, and soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 and 10, can also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Harvesting: Harvest when peppers are red. Red peppers are sweeter. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers

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