Long Thin Cayenne Pepper plants produce a twisted fruit that grows to about 5" long when ready for harvest.
Cayenne Peppers are a deep green color when they are young, with time it ripens to a brilliant red. The fiery-hot flavor of this long, slim pepper variety makes it a perfect seasoning option for those who like it caliente.
- Flavor: Fiery hot!
- Preparation Ideas: Use as a seasoning, fresh or dried, to add heat to your dish.
- Plant Type: Vegetable
- Fill Weight (grams): 0.7
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 10-12 Days
- Days to Maturity: Cayenne Peppers reach maturity in roughly 72 days.
- Growth Type: Hot
- Planting Depth: .25"
- Seed Spacing: Sow Long Thin Cayenne Pepper seeds roughly 18" apart in rows, keeping rows of seeds approximately 2.5' apart.
Instructions: Start Long Thin Cayenne Pepper seeds indoors 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Keep seeds moist in full sunlight. Transplant when 3" tall. Or, sow directly in the garden in a sunny location after the danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds every 18". Thin or transplant to 1 plant every 18" when seedlings are 3" tall. Use a balanced fertilizer when 6" tall to increase production.
Suggestions: Plant hot and sweet peppers in separate areas to avoid cross-pollination. Pick peppers regularly for increased yields.