The appearance of the Yellow Scotch Bonnet pepper is somewhat similar to the Yellow 7 Pot pepper, but Scotch Bonnets do not have nearly as high of a heat level. The peppers are round and have smooth skin. Yellow Scotch Bonnet pepper plants are high yielding plants that grow to be about three to four feet tall. The Yellow Scotch Bonnet pepper is considered a hot pepper as it averages 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is about the same as a Habanero pepper.
The pepper has a slightly fruity taste, but the heat kicks in shortly after consumption. It’s very closely related to the Habanero, so those who have tasted a Habanero have a good idea of what a Yellow Scotch Bonnet is like in terms of heat, but the Scotch Bonnet has a fruitier flavor. The sweetness of the Yellow Scotch Bonnet makes it a very popular pepper for salsa, hot sauce, and all sorts of Caribbean cuisine, including the well-known jerk chicken and jerk pork.