Pepper Hot, Jamaican Scotch Bonnet
An heirloom treasure from Jamaica, this pepper is fruity and full bodied, providing the backbone of countless Caribbean delicacies. Named for the unique shaped fruits which resemble famous “tam o shanter” Scottish hat. Our Jamaican scotch bonnets are produced by our resident horticulturist and pepper lover, Richie Ramsay, at his farm in Jamaica. He tells us that it is critical for the vinegar sauce in Jamaican Escovitch (escabeche). The thick walls of the pepper are well suited to long cooking times for making jerks and curries. We are grateful to Richie for introducing this select strain of Jamaican scotch pepper.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 14-18"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Capsicum chinense
Growing Tips: Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Peppers often appreciate a bit of afternoon shade during the hottest summer weather.