Scotch Bonnet Peppers For The Best Flavored Hot Sauce

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Scotch Bonnet Jamaica Yellow Pepper Seed Packet


Scotch Bonnet

Have you heard of Scotch Bonnet Peppers before? Or, have you seen the Netflix show The American Barbecue Showdown? Rasheed Philips, runner up winner for the season, used Scotch Bonnet Peppers to add a spicy kick to his barbecue dishes. We’re eager to grow these out this summer to not only taste these lovely hot peppers but to also perform a side-by-side taste test with habanero peppers. This is the first year growing these for MEG, and from what we hear, they’re as hot as habaneros but sweeter!


Scotch Bonnet Peppers are native to the Caribbean and West Africa. They’re popular in hot sauces and Jamaican jerk dishes. Here are a couple recipes featuring these beautiful peppers:

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Easy recipe. We plan on using our smoker to prepare this recipe later this summer.

Jamaican Rice and Beans

If you like rice and beans, try this recipe. Easy to follow and has a little bite from scotch bonnet peppers.

MEG’s Edible Landscapes

MEG is continuing to add new and exciting products to the lineup every year. This year, we’re adding more than half a dozen new hot and mild pepper varieties alone. We’re unveiling these over the next few weeks. As of this post, we’re roughly half way through the new pepper lineup!

Besides adding awesome new pepper varieties to the lineup this year, have you checked our new CSA starting this Spring? We had requests for CSA memberships last year and thought “why not”? It’s a brilliant idea coupled with MEG’s tried and true method using grow bags. Our automated watering system is complimentary to each CSA package this year too! No more worrying about watering plants. We’re taking that chore off your plate. Check out the basic membership here. Don’t delay, we only have 20 CSA memberships available for 2023!

Final Thoughts

Scotch Bonnet peppers are a great choice for a hot pepper with a sweet flavor. Cheers to a great pepper growing year!