No, not “scorch”, but you’re close! Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Capsicum chinense) are well-loved in the Caribbean for sweet, fruity tones that liven up jerk sauces. Fruits can be greenish, yellow or red, and produce abundantly in 100 days. Heat may depend on growing conditions, so use caution.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Crops require full sun, fast draining soil and regular water. Peppers grow best when temperatures are warm and need substantial heat to set fruit. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or, depending on your climate zone, sow directly in the garden after the soil has warmed. Allow 1-1/2 feet between plants in all directions; provide support for varieties that grow over one foot tall.
Harvest fruits early and often — the more you pick the more they will produce. Always cut — do NOT pull — fruits from plants. Most varieties can be eaten when green or under-ripe, however, the flavor improves as plants mature.