Cayenne Blend Chile Pepper Seeds

This packet sows up to 20 plants when started indoors.
5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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).
$2.49 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 68 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 12" wide

Variety Information: 4"–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).

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: 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.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" – 24" apart outside

Harvesting: Harvest when peppers are 1"–6" long. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Cayenne Blend Chile Pepper Seeds Reviews

4 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2020
This crew really easily for me. And I got lots of mature peppers. Spicy and tasty.
Danielle from MT

Spicy and fun to grow

5 out of 5 stars Jan 5, 2021
Zone 5b (Colorado Front Range) These peppers grew very well and produced a lot of mature peppers. We ate them fresh during the summer and dried the rest.
Lauren from CO

Beautiful plants and great germination

5 out of 5 stars Jun 5, 2021
These germinated so nicely! The plants themselves are absolutely stunning with captivating purple flowers and purple stems. So many buds within weeks of transplanting! Can't wait to see the fruit they produce!
Tanya from TN

Purple Cayenne in Addition to the Red

5 out of 5 stars Dec 3, 2021
These grew great. I ended up with one traditional red cayenne and one purple cayenne, which I didn't expect from this pack and wasn't hot at all. The purple, however, once they were dried had a lovely smoky flavor as a dry seasoning, which it didn't have fresh.
Michelle from MD

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