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Papa Dreadie Scotch Bonnet-(Capsicum chinense)-This Scotch Bonnet was brought to the Chile community by grower Erin Mason. Erin passed away in August 2015. To honor his memory I have copied here some info about him that I obtained from his friend and fellow grower Gary Montcalm. In August 2015 in Amarillo, Texas musician/songwriter/silversmith/chilehead Erin Mason, known to many on the Hot Pepper Forums as P. Dreadie, passed away. Erin was an enigma, one of the most interesting and creative, yet gentle and loving guys Gary ever knew. Many of us growers may be unaware that he played harmonica in one of the original Austin, Texas bands of the early 1970s “Cosmic Cowboy” era, Alvin Crow and the Pleasant Valley Boys. When Erin decided to step off of Alvin’s perpetually-touring bus and return to Amarillo, he travelled to Jamaica, fell in love with the Reggae beat, collected the best Scotch Bonnet fruit he could find, and his alter-ego Papa Dreadie was born. In 2013 Erin sent Gary a few pods of the Scotch Bonnets he had been breeding, carefully selected descendants of the original fruit he brought back from the Caribbean all those years ago. Gary harvested every single seed from those pods, and stored them away, as I focused increasing attention on other varieties. When his wife Liz gave us the news that Erin had passed, Gary knew what he had to do with those seeds, a community grow in his memory. Gary then shared seeds to pass on Erin’s legacy.
The Papa Dreadie also was called Scotch Bonnet Select as Erin never grew too many varieties in his garden. Instead he was devoted to growing only a few selecting the best to grow for future generations. The Papa Dreadie Scotch Bonnet pepper has a nice Scotch Bonnet shape and even gets some bumpy pimpling skin. The Papa Dreadie Chile plants grow over 4 feet tall.