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MOA Scotch Bonnets

(Capsicum chinense)

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy






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MOA Scotch Bonnet Yellow

(Capsicum chinense)



MOA stands for Ministry of Agriculture. This Scotch Bonnet type is recognized by the government of Jamaica as being a true Scotch Bonnet type for commercial growing. It is very prolific with a nice sweet flavor. It may not be very hot but is a must grow for those that like Scotch Bonnets. It ripens from green to Yellow orange. The MOA Scotch Bonnet chile plants grow over 4 feet tall.












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MOA Scotch Bonnet Red

(Capsicum chinense)



This is that larger Red Variant of the MOA Scotch Bonnet. MOA stands for the Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica. It is not know if this is a true natural variant or if something accidentally crossed into a pure MOA Scotch Bonnet at one time. It has a higher heat than the yellow but still has that fruity Scotch Bonnet flavor. It is very prolific. The Scotch Bonnet MOA Red chile plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall.









At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to try it yourself contact us for seeds, plants (March-August) and fresh chiles (September).

We also grow the Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich, Chocolate Habanero and many other Hot Chile Pepper plant varieties!