CHILLI PEPPER – Scotch Bonnet Red

$3.15

A Caribbean chilli with a fiery reputation

While it may look like a mini sweet bell pepper, the scotch bonnet chilli is a fiercely hot little number. It got its name, not from its fiery nature, but from its resemblance to a tam ‘o shanter – and it certainly didn’t originate in Scotland! Indeed, this chilli is best known for its contributions to spicy Caribbean cookery. Use it sparingly until you have a feel for it, or cook it up into a hot sauce that will leave chilli fans gasping for breath and begging for more.

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While it may look like a mini sweet bell pepper, the scotch bonnet chilli is a fiercely hot little number. It got its name, not from its fiery nature, but from its resemblance to a tam ‘o shanter – and it certainly didn’t originate in Scotland! Indeed, this chilli is best known for its contributions to spicy Caribbean cookery. Use it sparingly until you have a feel for it, or cook it up into a hot sauce that will leave chilli fans gasping for breath and begging for more.

Days to Harvest

70-110 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

60-100cm

Plant Height

40-60cm

Additional Features

Cuisine, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom

How to Sow

Growing peppers is easy, so direct sowing is usually fine, but for good control over your germination conditions, sowing in trays is usually a better bet. A light covering soil is all these seeds need. Then water well and only repeat when you see the soil surface starting to dry out.

How to Harvest

As soon as your peppers look big enough to eat, you can start to harvest them. If you want red peppers, leave them on the vine until they colour up. Cut them off with a sharp pair of scissors, secateurs or a knife to avoid damage to the fruit or the plant.

Common Name:CHILLI PEPPER - Scotch Bonnet Red
Scientific Name:Capsicum chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Germination Time:10-20 days
Days to Harvest:70-110 days
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:40-60cm
Plant Spacing:60-100cm
Sow Depth:4mm
Row Spacing:80cm
Companion Plants:Carrots, Onions, Tomato
Cool Sow:Sep-Nov
Warm Sow:Aug-Mar
Tropical Sow:All Year
Additional Features:Cuisine, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom
Growing Information

How to Sow

Growing peppers is easy, so direct sowing is usually fine, but for good control over your germination conditions, sowing in trays is usually a better bet. A light covering soil is all these seeds need. Then water well and only repeat when you see the soil surface starting to dry out.

How to Harvest

As soon as your peppers look big enough to eat, you can start to harvest them. If you want red peppers, leave them on the vine until they colour up. Cut them off with a sharp pair of scissors, secateurs or a knife to avoid damage to the fruit or the plant.

Product Details
Common Name:CHILLI PEPPER - Scotch Bonnet Red
Scientific Name:Capsicum chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Germination Time:10-20 days
Days to Harvest:70-110 days
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:40-60cm
Plant Spacing:60-100cm
Sow Depth:4mm
Row Spacing:80cm
Companion Plants:Carrots, Onions, Tomato
Cool Sow:Sep-Nov
Warm Sow:Aug-Mar
Tropical Sow:All Year
Additional Features:Cuisine, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom