Aimers Organic Pepper Long Red Cayenne Seed Packet
Long Red Cayenne Pepper. Heirloom vegetable. With 9,000 years of cultivation behind them, it is no wonder that there are a myriad of pepper varieties available to the home gardener – all have their origins in wild species native to Central and South America. Long Red Cayenne is moderately hot. Plants produce thin, tapered, hot peppers about 12.5cm (6in) long and 1.25cm (1/2in) thick. The fruit is often curled and twisted and ripens to a green/crimson red. Ideal for canning, pickling or drying! A very good all purpose hot chili. Suitable for use in eastern Asian cuisine. Scoville Heat Unit Rating - 4000. Approx. 25 seeds per pack.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Start Indoors
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 10 - 20
Days to Harvest 70
Height: 50 - 100cm (20 - 39in)
Start indoors mid February to late March. Use a soil-less growing mix. Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep. Maintaining the growing medium at a temperature of 21 C (70 F) will enhance germination. Grow the seedlings under bright light and temperatures of 16-21 C (60-70 F) to produce strong, stocky plants. Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30cm (12in) apart in rows spaced 60cm (24in) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.