Ripe scotch bonnet peppers come in many colours - most commonly green, red, yellow and orange. Peppers are small (about 2-4cm in diameter) and irregularly shaped. Scotch bonnet peppers are rounded with wrinkled, crenulated flesh, similar in shape to a Chinese lantern or a traditional Scottish bonnet (for which they are named).
The scotch bonnet pepper is one of the hottest varieties in the world - use with extreme caution!
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