Turn up the heat by adding cayenne to your favorite chili or other spicy recipe. Peppers are colorful and festive when dried.
Pencil-thin cayenne peppers are used fresh in hot sauces and chilis, dried or ground for cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, as a flavor in oil and vinegar dressing, and strung on a string as an attractive southwestern style decoration called a ristra. Prolific plants produce green, 4"-6" peppers that turn either red or yellow; very decorative in the garden. 30,000-50,000 Scoville heat units (hot).
Variety Info4"–6" long by ½" wide green peppers that turn either yellow or dark red. Cayennes are thin-walled, curled, twisted, pointed peppers, about 10 times hotter than a jalapeño with a rating of 30,000–50,000 Scoville heat units. Blend includes 'Golden' (yellow when mature) and 'Long Red Thin' (red when mature).
RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.