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chinense Bahamian Goat: more similar to scotch bonnet or habanero?

thoroughburro

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Feel free to include Freeport Orange in the discussion, since community consensus holds them to be identical or nearly so.

The pod shape is certainly most similar to scotch bonnet. In fact, Bahamian Goat seems to produce “cup and saucer” pods more reliably than some scotch bonnets! However, the flavor is apparently somewhat different, with many placing it somewhere between “floral” habanero types and “fruity” scotch bonnet types.

Let’s say all you have are Bahamian Goat and you have to make either a Yucatán style orange habanero sauce or a Jamaican style yellow scotch bonnet sauce. Which is it more suited for, in your opinion?

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Uncle Eckley

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I find them to be much closer to Scotch bonnets. They're noticeably hotter than most bonnets, but they've definitely got that delicious bonnet funk.
 

thoroughburro

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Yeah, my understanding is that Freeport Orange was collected from a market in Freeport, Bahamas. It seems very likely what was collected was from the same genetic population as Bahamian Goat.
 
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