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Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Scotch Bonnet PepperCommon Name: Scotch Bonnet

Species: Capsicum chinense

Size: Generally 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide

Shape: Similar to the habanero pepper, rather wrinkly and roundish

Color: Orange-red to yellow-green

Scoville Scale: 80,000 to 300,000

Also Known As: Bahamian, Bahama Mama, Martinique pepper

Grown In: Jamaica, the Caribbean, Belize

Commonly Used In: Jamaican jerk sauces, other Caribbean condiments

Pepper Facts: Often mistaken for and confused with habaneros and Jamaican hots. Scotch bonnets are closely related but are not cultivars.

Photo Credit: Lois Ellen Frank
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