Capsicum Chinense "Scotch Bonnet"
It's a sweet name for a very hot pepper, isn't it? Named for its resemblance to the old Scottish bonnet or tam o'shanter, the Scotch bonnet is actually the Caribbean chile pepper of choice. Most sources reference its Scoville Heat Units (SHU) between 100,000- 350,000, although I've seen a few higher. That makes it way hotter than the average jalapeno and also as hot or hotter than its cousin, the habanero. Personally, I don't think it's terribly hot when its green, but it does deliver heat as it ripens. I like it for its heat and its fruity nuance. Most of all, I like it for its name. :)
For years, my husband and I worked at creating a series of gardens on our four-acre lot in a rural, Texas subdivision west of Houston. I have to say, it was a fantastic experience. Now, I have a pocket garden on a golf course! It took me a while to adjust, but guess what: I love it! While every garden is different, they all offer challenges, pleasures, time with nature. Much like people, they have their good days and bad days, high seasons and low; and they can all be fun and beautiful if you love them enough.