Native to the Caribbean all Scotch Bonnets are very hot & pungent with a distinctive flavour, this one ripens to red. The name comes from the shape: it resembles a Tam O’Shanter hat. Reaching 100,000-325,000 on the Scoville heat scale these are one of the hottest varieties available.Price for 10 seeds
SOW & GROW: from Feb to April, indoors in a warm soil in trays or modules barely covering the seeds as they need light to germinate. When they reach the 2/3 leaf stage you can plant into a greenhouse or harden off and grow outside in a warm sheltered spot. They are happy in a container or you can fit 3 or 4 into a grow bag. This variety has smallish fruits (2-3cm long and wide) that ripen to a bright red, the heat increases as they ripen.
EAT: can be used fresh (will keep up to 3 weeks in a fridge) or dried, or ground into powder. Chillies freeze well.