Plant: After last frost

Capsicum chinensis

50 seeds/pack   |   100-120 days   

Scotch Bonnnet peppers are a staple in Caribbean cuisine as well as a new favorite on our farm. The squat golden fruits pack not only heat but also fruity sweet flavor. These are relatives of the habanero and are similar in growth and maturation. Be sure to seed them a good 6-8 weeks before the last frost since they need a fairly long growing season. Expect loads of these golden peppers to ripen until the first frost. Extend your season with row cover or the greenhouse. 

We made a delicious fermented hot sauce with this by blending the fruits, including the stems, with a few cloves of garlic, salt, a bit of honey and a dab of yogurt. Blend well and put in a canning jar. Leave to ferment at room temp for 3-5 days, burping the container several times a day to let gases escape. Refrigerate and enjoy!