Scotch Bonnet Peppers
Scotch bonnet peppers are named after a tam o’ shanter hat. Do you see the resemblance? Also known as bonney peppers or Caribbean red peppers, they have a sweet flavor and stout shape, often giving a smoky pepper flavor with floral and tropical fruit aromatics. But don’t get confused, scotch bonnet peppers are one of the hottest peppers in the world, even hotter than habaneros.
J&C Tropicals carries mixed (green and yellow) scotch bonnet pepper varieties.
- Use with caution! Don’t run the risk of adding too much heat to your dish. Use gloves when preparing.
- For a sweeter flavor, wait for when scotch bonnet peppers to fully mature into a shade of yellow, orange, and red.
- Add whole pods to stews, curries, rice dishes, and stewed preparations such as oxtail soup or fricasseed chicken.
Store in a paper bag for up to 1 week in the fridge. To prep for the freezer, chop or slice then place into airtight containers or feezer bags for 10–12 months.
June – November
- If you can handle the heat, these peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C
- Contains carotenoids
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