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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 19 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

13 weeks

First harvest expected

13 weeks after planting

Height

90cm

Spread

60cm

Row Spacing

45cm

Companions

chives

Photos

Cayenne pepper crops

Cayenne pepper plantings

Peppers (early winter)
Peppers (early winter)
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Garden 2014
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How to grow cayenne peppers

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cayenne pepper is a variety of chili pepper

Scientific names

Capsicum annuum
Capsicum annuum

Alternate names

Guinea spice
cow-horn pepper
aleva
bird pepper
red pepper

Cayenne pepper harvests

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