Pepper Cayenne Long Thin
- Features: Cayenne pepper is long and slender. They taper to pointed tips and curve slightly. The immature pods are green maturing to scarlet. They are normally harvested at the red stage. It is a moderately hot pepper that packs a very spicy taste.
- Maturity: 67 to 80 days / pepper size is 13-15cm (5-6") in length.
- Light: Plant in full sun.
- Soil and water: Well drained. Thrives in a soil with a pH of 5.6 to 7.5. Water as needed.
- Spacing: Plant 45-60cm (18-24") apart, in rows 76cm (30") apart.
- Height: The plant is 30 to 60cm (12"-24") in height.
- Garden use: Vegetable gardens or raised beds. Can grow in containers as well.
- Growing tips: Plants thrive in weather temperatures of 15 celcius and higher. Plant 1 week after last frost. Regular watering is required. To achieve a spicier pepper, you can decrease& your watering and feeding a few weeks before harvesting. The more often you harvest, the more the plant yields.
- Culinary use: Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisines. It is used variously in its fresh form, dried and powdered and as dried flakes. It is also a key ingredient in a variety of hot sauces, particularly those using vinegar as a preservative. Cayenne pepper is often spread on sandwiches or other dishes to add a spicy and zesty flavour.
The ranges of Scoville units typically used to call a pepper mild, medium, hot, or extra hot are:
• Mild (100 to 2,500) • Medium (2,500 to 30,000) • Hot (30,000 to 100,000) • Extra Hot (100,000 to 300,000+)
All peppers share a preference for a long, warm growing season. Set out transplants a week or two after your last frost, when the weather is settled and warm. Until the threat of frost has passed, keep your seedlings indoors at night, and move them to a protected sunny spot outdoors during the day.
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