Scotch Bonnet Pepper
days to maturity: 90 days
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirement: 6 -14 hours
look out for: white fly & spider mites
harvest notes: can be harvested at any stage: yellow, green, or scarlet
scoville heat units: 100,000 - 350,000
Scotch bonnet, also known as scotty bons, bonney peppers, or Caribbean red peppers, is a variety of chili pepper named for its resemblance to a tam o’ shanter hat. Most Scotch bonnets have 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. Fresh, ripe scotch bonnets change from green to yellow to scarlet red and can be harvested at any stage to give Jerk seasoning its unique flavor.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here.
When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.
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