Pepper (Hot) - Cayenne, Purple 🔥🔥🔥


$249 USD
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The Purple Cayenne Pepper may look like grape candy, but the color it leaves on your tongue is from the burn of 50,000 Scoville heat units (SHUs). The vigorous plant with purple-tinged leaves produces loads of lilac blossoms that become loads of 5"-6" slim, tapered, glossy purple fruit that can get so dark on its way to red hot, it looks like licorice. A bit sweeter than the Red Cayenne Pepper, and dazzling enough to be a landscape ornamental. Use it fresh, pickled, candied, or dried.

  • High yields
  • Harvest any color
  • Good for containers
  • Good as an ornamental

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Capsicum annuum
  • Pepper length: 5"-6"
  • Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000-50,000/hot
  • Plant support: Tomato cage or stake
  • Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 18"-24" apart
  • Spacing between rows: 24"-36" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 75F-85F
  • Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost hardy: No
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per sq. ft.
  • Days to maturity: 75-85 days

Good companion plants: Basil, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Tomato

  • Excellent flavor
  • Great for culinary creations
  • Grows well in containers and smaller spaces
  • Turns from green -> to purple as they continue to mature



Additional Details

Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisines. It is employed variously in its fresh form, dried and powdered, and as dried flakes. It is also a key ingredient in a variety of hot sauces, particularly those employing vinegar as a preservative. Buffalo Wings sauce contains Cayenne pepper.

Good companion plants: Basil, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Tomato

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