Chilli Pepper – Scotch Bonnet Yellow

£5.99

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Full of flavour and intense heat and they belong to the same species as the Habanero.

Produces small but very hot peppers that are not for the faint hearted. They mature from a light green colour, to a beautifully bright yellow.

They have a squashed bell shaped fruit and are full of flavour and intense heat and they belong to the same species as the Habanero.

Variety: Scotch Bonnet Yellow (organic*)

Number of plants: 3

How Hot? With a scoville heat unit rating of 100,000–350,000, these peppers are used to flavour many different dishes and cuisines worldwide.

Can be grown in: Chillies are best grown in fresh compost in either growbags or pots. Find out more about growing chillies in our growing guide below.

Can be delivered from: May to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-30 cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Chillies and Peppers grow much better in a warm greenhouse. Some of the smaller plants will do well on a sunny windowsill.

Can be grown in....

Chillies and peppers are best grown in fresh compost in either growbags or pots.

How far apart?

Three to a grow bag or one to a pot. If you’re planting them in beds, the spacing is slightly dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby chillies and peppers when you receive them. If in doubt, 20cm is a good distance.

Looking after your plants....

Pinch off the tips of chilli plants when they’ve reached around 20cm in height – this will encourage the plant to produce more fruits! You’ll need to feed both chillies and peppers fairly frequently, especially before it starts to flower.


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Watering them

Keep them watered thoroughly and give them a liquid feed every fortnight.

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They need support

Give them a little support – train them up a bamboo cane.

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Pinch off any growing tips regularly

When they reach about 20cm in height you can pinch off the growing tips of the plant. This will encourage a bushier plant with more peppers.

Storage Tips

If you get a generous crop of chillies, try drying them out to keep you going over the winter.

Ways to cook

Sweet peppers are lovely in salads during the late summer and early autumn. And you really can’t go wrong throwing a few slices onto a pizza. You can makes some great relishes and pickles too. Chillies kind of speak for themselves – add them to anything for a little extra heat!

When we deliver
We deliver these plants during September and October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to handle the journey.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.