Growing Non-GMO Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 75-90
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Cayenne Long Slim Color: Bright green while developing and dark red when ready to harvest
- Cayenne Long Slim Scoville: 30,000-50,000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper from Seed
Pepper is a heat-loving crop that does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost for transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds 1/4” deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organically rich, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting best starts 12-18” apart in the garden or one plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruit production.
Non-GMO (Capsicum annuum) Cayenne Pepper seeds grow as upright annual vegetables with abundant fast-maturity for a long growing season. Hot Long Slim Cayenne Peppers reach nearly 2’ tall during the warm seasons. Your Cayenne Peppers will give off a pungent, peppery and slightly sweet aroma along with hot flavor, also providing a variety of herbal benefits.
Once late summer sets in, cayenne will develop 5-6” long thin-walled slim red peppers with green leaves. Once they’ve turned green to bright-red with a glossy texture, they’re ready for harvest, Cayenne Peppers will begin to bloom small white flowers.
Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
As Cayenne Pepper is a fast-growing annual vegetable that contains strong capsaicin properties, this variety is perfect to plant in your herb garden! The strong capsaicin and hot flavor of these peppers provide relief from colds or fevers, as these peppers are often ground or used as pepper flakes to add that extra ‘bite’!
Harvesting Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
About Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (75-90 days)
This is truly an heirloom as the Cayenne is known to be Pre-Columbian in origin. It is said to be named after the Cayenne River in French Guyana.
First offered in the seed trade by Joseph Breck & Son in 1883.
A hot, zesty and pungent organic pepper that is 6" long, but only a 1/2" wide. Don't let the size fool you, these kids pack a punch that will put a zing in any dish. Have you heard the song "come on baby light my fire"? Well, they just might have been talking about this Cayenne Pepper because it will surely light your mouth a fire. Use them to make a sauce. Dry them and ground them as a peppering spice. I love seeing a kitchen with bright red dried organic chillies hanging from the rafters with the braided garlic. This is always a sign of a good cook and excellent gardener.
These peppers have a heat rating about 30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Just so you can't say you haven't been warned! I shouldn't tell ya this..... Want to increase the heat? Leave them on the bush to fully ripen in order to obtain a taste of the fiery place down below.
Try making an immunity-boosting tea. Stir lemon, turmeric and ginger and mix until reaching a light boil. Then add honey along with a pinch of ground cayenne for a soothing natural remedy.
Cayenne Long Slim Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 300 mg - Packet - Approx 40 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 320,000 Seeds
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