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- Order number: 9837
- Chili spiciness: 6Very hot
Cayenne Orange Chili Seeds
Information: The cayenne chili pepper is one of the most common varieties of chili in the world and is a real classic on your spice rack. The variety originates from Latin America and is predominantly sold as `cayenne pepper` in our part of the world. However, the name can lead to some confusion as it doesn`t refer to (black) pepper as one might assume, but to powdered chili pepper.
As the name suggests, the fruits of the orange cayenne chili ripen to a succulent orange. Like other cayenne peppers, the chilies are narrow and medium-sized; thanks to their thin outer walls, they are excellent for drying or for making a "ristra" where many peppers are tied together on a long piece of string.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 6-20 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Place the plants outside around 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. When you plant the seedlings outdoors, take care to leave at least 30-40cm of space between each plant.
|Spice level||6 - 7|
|Scoville||15,000 - 50,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 50-70cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to orange|
|Fruit`s appearance||6-15cm long, narrow fruits|
|Maturation period||60 - 90 days|