Here is the Scotch Bonnet Haiti Red Pepper, Capsicum chinense, Scoville units: 80,000 – 400,000 This rare scotch bonnet type is from Haiti. An iconic hot pepper in Haitian cuisine, and popular throughout the Caribbean. It is said it was once used to make pepper pot soup in earlier history. But this variety is disappearing from the market place do to lack of interest. Fruits are rounded, with ribs and have a very hot flavor, similar to some of the habanero. Unlike most Scotch Bonnet peppers this one is often confused with many habaneros but this one has the taste of a scotch bonnet! Open pollinated 65 days.
Scotch Bonnet Haiti Red Pepper
Quantity 10 seeds
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Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 58 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.
1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.
2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.
3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.
4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.
5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.
6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds need temperatures around 70 to 80 degrees F to germinate. Use a seed starting heat mat with thermostat to ensure consistent and accurate temperatures.