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The Scotch bonnet pepper is often compared to the habanero as they are both from the same species but have different pod types. They both have thin, waxy flesh, and similar heat level and flavor. Although both varieties average around the same level of heat (known as Scoville units) varies greatly with genetics, growing methods, climate, among other factors. Both these peppers range between 100,000 - 350,000 on the Scoville scale.