Scotch bonnet peppers
I plan on making Jamaican jerk chicken this weekend and need a source for scotch bonnet peppers in San Diego. I tried Specialty Produce but they don't have them in stock.
1929 Hancock St, San Diego, CA
Habanero peppers are very close to Scotch Bonnets and are a decent substitution. You can also use chile manzana, or in a pinch, serranos in double the amount of Scotch Bonnet.
The best selection of fresh chiles I've found is at Northgate market on 43rd, just off the 805. They've got both habanero and manzanas, just make sure the skin is smooth and wrinkle free. They've also got a lot of other different fresh chiles.
Habaneros, manzanas and scotch bonnets all share the same incindiary qualities, but they also have some really nice fruity ones as well. Manzanas are kind of cool, they are the only chile with black seeds.