Pepper hot (Capsicum chinense)
Jamaican Scotch Red
Very hot variety used extensively in Caribbean dishes and sauces, the fruits mature from green to deep red fruits. The fruits have a fruity taste but are hot 50,000 SHU level.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 50,000
Average fruit size: 5 x 3.5cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 25
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Sliced in hot salads, chopped in Caribbean dishes or crushed for sauces.
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.