Variety: Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Variety Overview

Scotch bonnet peppers vary from light yellow to orange or red and have an irregular, wrinkled "tam o' shanter" shape. They're similar to habanero peppers and are very spicy, with a Scoville rating of about 100,000 to 350,000 units, but have a more fruity flavor.


  • Peppers, Chili
  • Cooking Vegetables,Salad Vegetables
  • Small, wrinkled, irregularly shaped yellow, orange or red peppers

  • Crisp, firm flesh

  • Very spicy, but somewhat fruitier than the habanero 

  • About 1-1.5 inches tall

  • Light yellow, orange or red

  • Irregular and wrinkled

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Small, flat, white seeds

  • Year-round

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