Scotch Bonnet Red

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Scotch Bonnet Red
Classification C. chinense
Type habanero
Fruit color red
Fruit shape pendant
Fruit size small
Heat level very hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 100,000–350,000
Maturity late
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Jamaica
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Scotch Bonnet Red - ripe fruit. 2013-11-03.


(C. chinense) This smooth habanero-type pepper ripens from green to red. 2" long and about 1.5" in diameter. Some pods have a cute pointed tip. Very hot, with delicious flavor and wonderful aroma, it really brightens up our ajika sauce and adds a new flavor dimension to many dishes. Dries up easily for adding more heat into your home made paprika. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Jeannine Chalmers, BC 12 / mpdjulie 10

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Found in the Caribbean islands and in Guyana and the Maldives Islands and West Africa. Named for its resemblance to a Tam O'Shanter hat.

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2012 1 (as Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Red) 0
2011 1 (as Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Red) 0
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