Cayenne, Long Slim Pepper
The Long Red Slim Cayenne is a long and thin pepper that produces unbelievably high yields. Mature red are wrinkled with a mixture of straight and curly fruits. This pepper is excellent for drying, pickling and fresh eating. Spice up your chili or salsa. Peppers turn bright red from green when fully mature. Plant is bushy and reaches 26" tall.
Sun - full sun
Spread - 20 inches
Height - 26 inches high
Days to Maturity - 85-90 days
Ideal Planting Time - plants are ready Apr 1 on thru summer, seeds you can start Jul 1- Aug 1
Seed Depth - 1/4 inch
Seed Spacing - 15-20 inch
Row Spacing - 18-30 inch
Days to Germination - 14-21 days
Scoville Scale: 50,000
Harvest Tips - Harvest growing cayenne peppers by cutting the stem one inch above the pepper. Avoid twisting loose when harvesting the produce. Hot varieties such as Tabasco and cayenne must be picked red. Hot peppers can be harvested as needed, although, they are at their hottest when fully ripened.
Other Planting Tips - Peppers need a steady supply of water for best performance. If fertilizing, be careful not to overdo it on nitrogen as this can deter fruit growth. Organic fertilizers and soil should be rich in phosphorus, potassium and calcium.
Available - 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. pkgs.
A plant or two of a favorite hot pepper can be grown in a spot away from sweet peppers. Bear in mind that hot peppers can look much like their sweeter cousins and they too begin as green or yellow fruits before they ripen to red. Children and visitors who do not know their way around a vegetable patch should be instructed which peppers are "hot". Label the stakes "fiery" to better keep track of the growing cayenne peppers.
Cut your favorite variety of pepper in half. All of the seeds inside are most likely viable and you can use them to grow the same variety of pepper in containers or in a sunny garden spot. Collect the seeds and lay them flat on a paper towel for 24 hours.
Label the plastic bag with the permanent marker with the name or variety of the pepper seeds. Place the seeds inside for planting.