The Red Cayenne Pepper will put a hop, a skip, and a kick in your step. Slender, glossy 5"-6" fruits grow abundantly on strong plants, bounding through all the primary colors as it matures from green to yellow to orange to red. Primarily used as a dried spice, but can be used fresh to rev up a salsa or to make pickling brine howl.
If you want to spice it up with a different color, try the beautiful Purple Cayenne Pepper.
- High yields
- Dang spicy
- Harvest any color
- Good for containers
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
- HOT but delightfully pungent in flavor
- Six inch long, one-half inch thin, green fruits that turn red when mature
- Named after the South American river in Guyana
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.
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