TSC Yellow Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Information: The TSC Yellow Scotch Bonnet is one of the nicest tasting chillies and another fantastic variety from Trinidad in the Caribbean. The pods start off green and end up a warm yellow colour, when they are fully mature. They have an amazing sweet and fruity flavour combined with the delicious Scotch Bonnet flavour as well. Their heat is very hot and builds up slowly and is then long lasting. The chillies are excellent for exotic-fruity salsas, as well as for pickling and heating up Caribbean, African and Oriental dishes. The plants grow to about 70 cm and should be cultivated in a pot, as they are very fond of warmth and have a long ripening time.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 6-20 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Place the plants outside around 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. When you plant the seedlings outdoors, take care to leave at least 45cm of space between each plant.
|Scoville||100,000 - 500,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 70 cm in height|
|Maturation||From green to yellow|
|Fruit`s appearance||lantern-shaped, approx. 4 x 5 cm|
|Maturation period||90 - 110 days|