HOT PEPPERS: When Wilbur Scoville first devised a means to test the heat of peppers, his hottest entry then came in at 20,000 units. Habanero and Thai chilies can go as high as 60,000. Compare that to the sweet bell pepper at zero. When hot peppers are consumed, capsaicinoids bind with pain receptors in the mouth and throat that are responsible for sensing heat. Once activated by the capsaicinoids, these receptors send a message to the brain that the person has consumed something hot. The brain responds to the burning sensation by raising the heart rate, increasing perspiration and release of endorphins. Hot peppers should be eaten with caution!
Jamaican Hot Red Scotch Bonnet Pepper: Very compact, densely foliaged plants bear an abundance of bright red, thin-skinned hot peppers that are shaped like a tam o' shanter. Interesting shape and spicy taste make this pepper good to eat fresh, pickle, or use as a garnish. Very, Very Hot!
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Returns & exchanges
Hirt's Gardens is proud of their long history of growing and selling healthy plants for over 100 years. We skillfully grow our plants in our own greenhouses in northeastern Ohio. Live plants are only returnable if damaged during shipment and must be reported within 3 days of receipt by emailing your order number and a photo of the damaged item(s). Hardgood products (such as seeds, bulbs and pottery) can be returned in it's original packaging within 15 days for a refund or replacement. Attach or copy/paste the photo to a conversation(message) through Etsy. Click on the "Contact Shop Owner" button on the HirtsGardens Etsy homepage to send a message.
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