is this scotch bonnet?

chinamonJune 29, 2010

hey all,

i have three scotch bonnet plants which i grew from seed that i bought from richters. a jamaican friend of mine was over a couple weeks ago and he (and his parents and grandmother) said it doesnt really look like the scotch bonnets they've been growing for years so now im wondering if i have scotch bonnets. here are a couple pics..

thanks in advance.

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romy6(9)

Look like scotch to me. Might be a different strain than what they grew.Awesome looking. What are you feeding it. I am jealous. Here is a picture of my scotch do not make fun of me. The florida heat is killing me!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 4:11PM
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ottawapepper

Hey chinamon, been a while!

Richters has been know to mess up on labeling now and then. That being said, I guess there are two schools of though as to what constitutes a true Scotch Bonnet. The most common being the ones that look like Habanero but a bit less hot (what you got) to the hot ones that look like bishop crown peppers. I think both are valid. The closest thing Righters has to the "Bishop Crown" shaped peppers are the Jamaican Yellow Mushroom peppers.

FWIW

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 6:30PM
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chinamon

romy,

i have all my peppers growing in Pro-Mix BX. i use DNF Grow & Bloom (with Grotek CalMax added) every other watering at half strength. it is a hydroponic nutrient which i use for my hydro setup in my basement but can also be used in soil/soilless applications.

ottawapepper,

how are you, sir? it sure has been a while. been so busy since the passing of my sister. how are your peppers doing this year? thanks for the info btw. i think the scotch bonnets that look more like habaneros would be the more authentic one since they are from the same family.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:21PM
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chinamon

sorry. i just realized i had another identification problem. i dont want to make another thread for it either....

i have four plants that are labelled as bhuts grown from seed that i bought from pepperjoe.com but the peppers look different. here are a couple pics..

which plant is what? are they both bhuts?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 7:36PM
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ottawapepper

I lost a best friend this past year, I know words can't make things right but I'm really sorry to hear about your sister. I've learnt that it's true that only the good pass before their time.

Your top picture definitely looks like a Bhut. The bottom one looks like a Dorset Naga or 7 Pot (in my experience Dorsets are smaller versions of Bhuts). They look like they're doing really well.

OK (taking gloves off). What were you thinking ya damn fool! Instead of buying seeds, I could have set you up with Bhut, Bih and Dorset seed no charge! Crazy man. Let me know if you've lost my email.

BTW, Have you bitten into a Bhut yet? Didn't you say you were going to? LMAO

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 9:03PM
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ottawapepper

Sorry, forgot to answer your first question.

Peppers are doing well this year finally after two dismal years. Only challenges this year are earwigs and groundhogs.

Family of mother and four jr's moved in under neighbors shed. They mowed down a few peppers and part of the garden before I got a trap. Got three jr's last weekend in the humane trap. Couldn't toss the trap in the pool after I caught them because GF was home. I relocated them 2km away by a nice stream and grassy field. Oh ya, there was a Canadian Forces rifle range there too... nothing like the sound of automatic weapons fire when your fighting ground hogs ;-))

Still working on Mom and last jr.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 9:19PM
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ajijoe(6)

HELLO CHINAMON

my red and chocolate Scotch Bonnets are very "wrinckly" i dont think that that has much to do with anything, because i have Cleos Dragon Habs are "wrinckly" also and so are a few other Hab species in my garden, the pic look like they might be Habaneros (IMHO)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 11:25PM
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themedicinalpepper

My guess is that those are not Scotch Bonnets but rather are Caribbean reds (assuming they mature to a red color). The scotch bonnets have a very different pod type than those in your picture, more of a wrinkled "tam-o-shantern" shape.

themedicinalpepper.com

Here is a link that might be useful: The Medicinal Pepper

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 2:33PM
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juicyj(Zone 6)

I would agree with the medicinal pepper on the scotch bonnets possibly being caribbean reds....and as for the bhuts....they both looks like bhuts to me...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 11:12PM
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chillilover(Zone 6b)

100% those are caribbean reds. One of my favorite peppers. Hotter then orange habs with a better flavour. Around 400 000 scoville units.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 2:50PM
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cmpman1974(Zone 6 MI)

These are what I consider a real Scotch Bonnet only:

Chris

    Bookmark   July 3, 2010 at 1:02AM
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kenoe(8)

Chris, I think you have the right one. My family has grown these for years, and every year they look just like the picture above. This is my first attempt at trying to grow them. So far my Scotch Bonnets looks pretty good, hope to have updates soon.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 11:32AM
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tcleigh(6)

hello all:

i have the same question as the original poster. i got my varieties all jumbled up this year and many went unlabeled into the garden and containers.

are these scotch bonnets? they look similar to what chinamon posted, but not sure...



i thought i had only planted habs in the garden, but if anyone could verify that these are scotch bonnets i would be pleasantly surprised.

thanks!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 5:06PM
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kenoe(8)

Update 2011 grow. Everything came out great, not bad for a first timer I would say. I owe it all to you guys, lots of good info kept the grow process easy. I will say, the Epsom salt in a spray bottle evey 2 1/2 weeks worked wonders for me! My peppers doubled in height and flowering.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photobucket

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 5:41AM
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PrestonFarmer(6)

Hey, Chris,
I've been wanting to grow those like you pictured for a couple of years now. I got seeds from Pepper Joe, but they look like garden variety orange habs to me (perhaps a little bit lighter in color). Where'd you get the seeds for those?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 10:27PM
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smokemaster_2007

Beth sold the TFM Scotch Bonnets at Peppermania in the past.
I don't see them on her sight anymore.
Rumor has it she might be growing them next season...

Might want to send her an E mail.

Here is a link that might be useful: Peppermania

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 11:51PM
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kenoe(8)

From my studies, I've found that the foodarama scotch bonnet seeds are the more true to shape/heat. They are also hard to find.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 9:35PM
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thenewmidwestchilehead

I know where you can get some.

Here is a link that might be useful: Midwest Chileheads

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 3:05AM
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kenoe(8)

I've also heard the same, I've ordered my 2012 foodarama scotch bonnet, butch t, and bhut seeds from Midwest. Get them while you can. Mr. Tom can get you what you need.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 1:36AM
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armac1965

Midwest Chilehead is a great guy to deal with. Enjoy his seeds.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 10:16AM
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fmalmgren

Be careful who you buy "True Scotch Bonnet" seeds from. Last year I bought seeds from ten different reputable sellers. They all ended up being Jamaican mushroom. Not a single Scotch Bonnet. Luckily my wife's co-worker is Jamaican and was growing some in her yard. Now I have more plants than I know what to do with.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 8:21PM
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thenewmidwestchilehead

Thanks keno and armac. fmalmgren, I too fell prey to the Jamaican mushroom a few years ago. I'm pretty satisfied that my "true scotch bonnet" seeds are true. They look just like the ones chris posted above, and have the heat. Great looking pods.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 1:21AM
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