Among the many plants we use as our hedging are scotch bonnet pepper plants.
Scotch bonnet peppers (a variety of chili peppers) are one of the hottest peppers that exist, and it is a favourite in Jamaica. We use it for seasoning fish and meats, and include it in the cooking of vegetables and in the cooking of rice. Scotch bonnet peppers not only add heat but flavour.
Scotch bonnet peppers can be either red or yellow when ripened.
Personally, I find the red peppers to have lesser heat and will not use them in my spicy dishes or plant them at all.
Click the following links to read:
- more about Scotch Bonnet peppers
- about the benefits of capsaicin – the active component found in Scotch Bonnet peppers.