Cayenne Pepper Capsicum annuum
How to sow cayenne pepper: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off
Sun requirement for cayenne pepper: Plant in Full Sun
Cayenne Pepper has been planted 21 times by Growstuff members.
Cayenne peppers are a cultivar of Capsicum annuum. They are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and related to tomatoes and eggplant. The upright plants produce long, thin, red fruit that can be up to 25cm long. Cayenne peppers have a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000 units and are slightly hotter than jalapenos. They are generally dried and ground to make cayenne spice, but they can also be used whole or in a thin, vinegar-based sauce.
Median lifespan192 weeks
First harvest expected10 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected13 weeks after planting
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