Mad Hatter Pepper

Mad Hatter Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum baccatum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

5000 – 15000

The Mad Hatter Pepper is a hybrid of the Bishop’s Crown pepper. What that means is it’s an upgraded version of the original, meant to be easier to grow, producing a higher yield, and be more resistant to things like disease and bug infestations.

It is a 2017 award-winning hybrid with superior plant vigor and a higher yield than its open-pollinated cousins. This All America Selections Winner grows to about 48 inches.

Mad Hatter is a member of the Capsicum baccatum pepper species from South America commonly used in Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine. Grown in arid conditions, the peppers will take on a slight heat around the seed cavity, but otherwise, the flesh remains sweet and mild. Suitable for large containers and super productive in an open field or high tunnel settings.

The flattened disc-shaped pods of Mad Hatter provide a crisp and crunchy texture for snacking at the mature green or red stage. This prolific plant produces plenty of peppers for salads, pickling, or appetizers. Try Mad Hatter peppers stuffed with cheese for a tasty treat.

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