Cayenne Large Red Thick Pepper , Capsicum annuum, Organically Grown ! Hot Pepper Seed
Detailed Cayenne Pepper Info: Capsicum annuum. Also known as Cayenne, Long Slim; Long Red Slim Cayenne; Slim Cayenne, Long Narrow Cayenne, Long Red Narrow. Annual. 70 days. 5,000 seeds per oz. 18-24" height. 12-18" spacing. Produces 5-6" thin, curled hot peppers that mature from green to red. SHU 30,000-50,000
Cuisine: Dried, pickled, hot sauce, seasoning for hot dishes.
Disease Resistance: Good
Maturity: 75 days
Type: Hot cayenne
Plant Shape: upright
Height: 30 inches
Width: 18 inches
The Cayenne Large Red Thick pepper is really hot. We don't eat this one fresh. Makes a great dried ground seasoning. The peppers dry easily. Then we grind them in a small spice grinder. The oil permeates everything so you might not be able to use your grinder for anything but hot peppers.
Caution: Recommend using gloves while processing these peppers. Avoid touching skin and eyes.
Zone 8 or lower: Grow as annual
Zone 9 or higher: Perennial
Starting Seed Indoors:
Start 8-13 weeks prior to the date you move plants into garden in your area.
Planting depth: 1/2 inch
2-3 seeds per 1x1x2" cell (LengthxWidthxDepth).
Transplant into pots at 4-6 weeks. Pots 6" tall work well.
Planting Bed Specs:
Soil Temp: + 65ËF.
Hole depth: 8-10 inches. As a rule of thumb, make the hole 2+ inches deeper than the height of the root ball. This allows for 1 inch of loose soil above and below the roots.
Spacing: 18" apart.
Planting depth: Bury root ball and up to 1" of stem.
Tilling: Optional but does improve drainage and helps roots grow.
Light Requirements: Full Sun. Peppers like heat but a string of days in the 90's will often halt blooming and pepper development. This stress can take a week or more to recover from delaying and reducing harvest. Woven shade cloth supported above the plants by poles is used by some growers to moderate sun exposure.
Watering: Without rain, peppers need watered well 1 - 2x per week depending on how hot it is. Your soil type will also affect water needs. Carefully observing the plants and how long your soil remains damp is the best way to learn how to manage your unique conditions. To prevent fungal disease water late morning or early afternoon so the sun will quickly dry the leaves and stems. If you must water on cool, cloudy days, wet the soil below the plants, ie. keep the leaves dry.