Fiery and twisted - that's long Red Cayenne. Hot little peppers only 1/4-inch wide and 3 to 4 inches long; folks around the world love them fresh, cooked, pickled and dried. Produced in abundance on sturdy plants, the fruits turn from green to red as they as they ripen.
Start seeds indoors 2 seeds per pot or cell, 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Harden off seedlings by putting them outside during the day for 1 week before transplanting. Transplant seedlings to the garden 12-18 inches apart when nighttime temperatures remain above 55'F. Enrich the soil with compost. Use plastic mulch to retain heat in the soil.
Early cold nights cause blossom drop resulting in large, bushy plants without peppers. Water regularly and never let plants wilt. To avoid spreading diseases don't work in the garden when leaves are wet. HARVESTING Peppers are green until fully ripe. Harvest by cutting -not pulling- peppers once they've reach the desired size and color.
Days to Harvest: 75 - 75 Days
Days to Sprout: 10 To 20 Days
Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.25 Inches
Spacing Rows: 24 - 30 Inches
- Availability for seeds is limited after August 1st
- Seeds carry a listed package expiration date of 12/31