Long Red Thin Cayenne Pepper - Packet

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Grab a fan and a glass of water, because these peppers are hot! Rated 30,000-50,000 on the Scoville heat scale, Long Red Thin Cayenne hot peppers pack an ever-flavorful punch and are equally potent fresh or when dried and ground into spice. A great container crop and a quick and heavy yielder. 75-90 days.
Plant Information
Introduced into the U.S. before 1827, Cayenne peppers are named so because they were first discovered growing near the town of Cayenne in French Guiana, South America. They're rated at 30,000-50,000 units on the Scoville heat scale, so they're definitely one of the hot ones! In fact, it's wise to wear gloves when picking and washing to avoid skin or eye irritation. Mature Long Red Thin Cayenne hot pepper plants grow to be 20-30 inches tall and bear quite a generous crop of long and skinny peppers, each 5-6 inches long, slightly curved, and with a ridged appearance. The peppers' thin skin is glossy green when they're young and ripens into crimson red when they're fully mature (and at their hottest!). Make no mistake, though. They may be slightly milder when younger but they pack a good punch at any age. Harvest them as short as an inch in length and they'll still have a significant amount of heat and flavor. Use them fresh, or dry them for storage and for grinding into spice.
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Seed Life Cycle
Row Spacing
24-30 inches
Seed Spacing
2 inches (seeds); 12-18 inches (transplants)
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
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Space After Thinning
12-18 inches
Days To Maturity
Days To Germinate
14-21 days
Botanical Name
Capsicum annuum
Additional Information
Introduced in 1830
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