Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) Seeds

Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) Seeds


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Seed packs contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener. Minimum 50 seeds per pack.

aka Chili, Chile, or Chilli, Hot Pepper, Capsicum, Cow Horn Peppers, Guinea Spice, Aleva or Bird Peppers, Spanish Pepper, Red Pepper, Pod Pepper, African Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper, Goat’s Pepper, Cockspur Pepper


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Cayenne pepper, herb seeds, Capsicum frutescens, Grow Your Own, Open Pollinated, Non GMO, Naturally Grown, Free Shipping

Cayenne is easily grown in light, medium-moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. This plant is characterized by its skinny red peppers, usually curved at the ends. It is used to flavor dishes and as a medicine. Cayenne is rated at 30,000 – 50,000 Scoville heat units, so it packs a light punch if you need a kick in your meal.

All plants at Lovelight Herb Farm are naturally and organically grown, non-GMO, chemical-free, and open pollinated. We are a small family farm located in Western Oregon, USA

Seed packets contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener. Minimum of 50 seeds included in each seed packet.

Type: Annual
Family:  Solanaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  7-11
Mature Height: 12-24 inches
Mature Width: 9-12 inches 

Sowing: Start indoors 8 weeks prior to last frost, transplant outdoors 2-3 weeks after the last frost has passed.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Fast

Leaf Description:
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Small white flowers create red, skinny, often curved peppers when mature. Green when unripe.

Harvest: Fruit
Harvest Time: Fall, September  **Be careful not to touch your face after harvesting peppers, as they can cause irritation.

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant

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