Pepper Chile Cayenne Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Cayenne Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #0166

68 days from transplanting. 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, 3"–6" peppers that turn either red or yellow; very decorative in the garden. 30,000‒50,000 Scoville heat units (hot).

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

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


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 average last frost, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

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.

Artist: Pat Fostvedt



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