Red Scotch Bonnet
Species: Capsicum chinense [Hybrid]
Scoville Heat Units: 150,000 – 350,000 SHU
Heat Category: Very Hot
Flavour: Sweeter than a habanero but a similar heat and overall taste.
Background: This relative of the Habanero is named for its resemblance to a “Scotsman’s bonnet” a.k.a. “Tam o’ Shanter” hat, and is a staple in Caribbean cooking. Pods ripen from green to red.