Chilli Pepper - Scotch bonnet - Young Plant- 8.5cm Pot
The famous red fruiting Scotch Bonnet Peppers.
These peppers produce quite large globular shaped fruits 5x3 cm.
Used for cooking and ideal for sauces and salsas.
Extremely hot and strong aroma. Scoville rating of 100-250,000 shu.
Hot Pepper Plants bear fruits comparable to the Habanero pepper, but with a touch more of sweetness and spiciness. It's a favorite for Caribbean dishes.
Plants offer big yields all season long.
Peppers can be harvested at different stages
Water your chilli plants regularly throughout the growing season, and once the first fruits have set, feed them weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser. Also remember to:
- • Pinch out the growing tip of the first flowering shoots to promote more branching and a better harvest.
- • Water regularly but sparingly. It's best to keep your soil a little on the dry side because slightly stressing your chilli plants helps to produce hotter peppers. Taller varieties of chilli pepper may require staking.
- • Add a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.
Growing chillies indoors? Do remember to open windows and doors to provide insects access to the flowers to ensure good pollination.
Alternatively, hand pollinate the chillies by moving from flower to flower, tickling the centre of each with a fine artist's paint brush.