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Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum Chinense 'Scotch Bonnet'

 

Chilli Pepper 'Scotch Bonnet'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Scotch Bonnet', (also known as scotty bons, bonney peppers or Caribbean red peppers) is a variety that has a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville units. (For comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale). The 'Scotch Bonnet' has a sweeter flavour and stout shape,and change from green to colours ranging from yellow to scarlet red.

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plant Features
  • Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Chilli Pepper 'Scotch Bonnet'

Latin name

Capsicum Chinense 'Scotch Bonnet'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chilli Pepper Scotch Bonnet is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum Chinense 'Scotch Bonnet'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Scotch Bonnet', (also known as scotty bons, bonney peppers or Caribbean red peppers) is a variety that has a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville units. (For comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale). The 'Scotch Bonnet' has a sweeter flavour and stout shape,and change from green to colours ranging from yellow to scarlet red.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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