Capsicum Cayenne (Cayenne Pepper)

Capsicum Cayenne Seeds (Cayenne Pepper) *ORGANIC*

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Cayenne Pepper is a medium hot pepper which is a very popular international favorite. Hot 30K-50K (Scoville Units), 10 times hotter than Jalapeno.

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Originally from South America, Capsicum cayenne is now used worldwide as a food and spice. Plant grows 2.5-3 feet tall by 18-24 inches wide. The fruit is used medicinally. It is in leaf all year, simple oval, lance-shaped leaves. Bell-shaped, white to green flowers appear in Spring and Summer, and are followed by the fruits. The fruits are 4 to 6 inches long by 1.5cm in diameter, maturing from green to red and are often curled and twisted. The fruit has a thin wall and is ideal for drying. Cayenne Pepper is a medium hot pepper which is a very popular international favorite. Hot 30K-50K (Scoville Units), 10 times hotter than Jalapeno. Cayenne interesting flavor makes them popular fresh, cooked or pickled. Matures in 73 Days from setting out of transplants. Hardiness zones 9 -11, (-5°C/25°F, 4°C/40°F) in Winter. Cayenne thrive in hot weather. As with all peppers, the cayenne does well in an area with good morning sun, in soil with an acidity level around 5-6 pH . It should be watered only when dry. Overly moist soil and roots will produce bitter-tasting peppers. Peppers are not heavy feeder. Once flowering begins, fertilizer should be withheld; otherwise, flowers may drop without setting fruit.
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Common name Cayenne Pepper
Family No
Genus No
Species Capsicum annuum
Cultivar Cayenne
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Barely cover the seeds with a soil mix that is loamy yet porous. Avoid heavy soil. Keep warm and in full sun. Keep lightly moist. Seed germination is sporadic and takes anywhere form 8 to 25 days, it can be a little more, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification No

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