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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 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

192 weeks

First harvest expected

10 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

13 weeks after planting

Height

90cm

Spread

60cm

Row Spacing

45cm

Companions

chives

Photos

Cayenne pepper crops

Cayenne pepper plantings

Cayenne
Cayenne
by Batchelor
Garden 2014
Garden 2014
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Cayenne pepper harvests

Cayenne
Cayenne
by Batchelor
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