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    Default Scotch Bonnet Chillies

    Is it too late to plant Scotch Bonnet chillie seeds now and get a decent crop? or should I wait until next year?

    I have a heated prop and a greenhouse but I have heard Scotch Bonnets are very slow.

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    Try it, don't know if you'll get fruit or not - the weather will decide I'd think - but if you don't you could try overwintering one or two plants for an early start next season.
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    I sowed some Scotch Bonnets about this time last year and they did OK. But would you believe the one I over-wintered is showing signs of new growth and actually has 2 flowers on it right now.
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    They do seem to grow slower than others...

    These were all sown at the same time.
    The left hand row are the scotch bonnets


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    Personally I wouldn't hold my breath on you getting anything off them this year but if you've got the seeds already then you might as well give it a go. I tend to plant most of my chillies in Jan to give them a good start and some of them are now starting to form flower buds.

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    Thanks for all your responses.

    I have the seeds so I will give them a go but I won't get my hopes up too high in case things don't work out.

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    B&Q are selling scotch bonnet chilli plants for 98p at the moment. The quality can be a bit hit and miss, and their stock of chillis varies from week to week, but I managed to pick up a nice healthy looking plant with about 8 true leaves.

    They're also doing orange habeneros, hungarian hot wax and jalepenos.

    All of the above are on their 6 for 5 deal

    I bought a few as a hedge against my chilli seedlings (and ungerminated Dorset nagas )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scunny Zeb View Post
    They do seem to grow slower than others...

    These were all sown at the same time.
    The left hand row are the scotch bonnets

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