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Scotch bonnet is one of the most popular variety out of the very hot types and you can buy 40 scotch bonnet chilli seeds at 99p. The fruits mature from green to yellow and the plant grows up to 1 metre tall and produces lots of fruits, 4-6cm long. A heat loving plant and therefore the growing season is long, mostly suitable for greenhouse or polytunnel production, but can be grow successfully on the patio in pots, containers.
Sow chilli seeds about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells. Cover lightly, water and place inside at between 20-25 Celsius. To aid germination, place the tray in a plastic bag. Sow January-March. Germination can be slow with some hot peppers. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out.Transplant the seedlings into small individual pots. Use rich compost and keep the plants between 20-30 Celsius during the growing season. For best production keep the plants in the greenhouse. Regular feeding is recommended.