Our fresh Scotch Bonnet Chillies are grown in Rwanda, the heart of Africa.
Exceptionally high-quality chilli pods are picked fresh on our farm, flown by Rwandair to the UK and delivered to your door. Coming in at between 350,000 and 450,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
This pepper is a cultivar of the habanero and is among the hottest peppers.
Its name derives from its resemblance to the Scottish Tam o’ Shanter hat, though it appears primarily in the Caribbean, Guyana, and the Maldives.
Other names for these chilli peppers include Bahamian, Bahama Mama, Jamaican Hot or Martinique Pepper, booney peppers, bonney peppers, Boabs Bonnet, Scotty Bons and goat peppers.
The Scotch bonnet pepper is usually red or yellow at maturity. It typically features jerk dishes, including pork and chicken. Its apple-and-cherry-tomato flavour also pops up in other Caribbean and African dishes.
Ingredients: Red Scotch Bonnet Chilli
Species parent name: Scotch Bonnet
Typical Scoville Rating: 350,000 - 450,000 SHU
Species: Capsicum chinense
Origins: West Africa & The Caribbean
We aim to dispatch all fresh chilli orders within 3-5 working days. Whilst delivery is usually quicker - within 1-2 working days, to keep our packhouse chillies as fresh as possible, we bring regular consignments from our farms, which, if delayed, can cause a longer turnaround times.
All our chillies are dispatched on a next-day service to ensure optimal freshness. Once received, please refrigerate immediately and use/freeze within one week for optimal freshness.
Our Chilli Growing
To stabilise our fresh chilli growing, we grow our chillies in 4 countries - Rwanda (our main crop most of the year-round), the UK (July - October), Spain (Late August - January) and Holland (May - September).
We are a SEDEX member, and all our farms are GGAP accredited. For Technical, GGAP or SEDEX, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.