Cayenne Thin 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.
The Cayenne Thin chili is a very high-yield variety, whose fruits ripen red. The long, thin fruits have a thin outer layer and are excellent for drying or for making a "ristra" where many peppers are tied together on a long piece of string. Ground to a powder and this chili makes a great seasoning and can give pizzas the perfect little kick.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. As the plants have a particularly long maturation period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot, so that you can easily bring the plant inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To keep the plant over the winter, cut it back by 20cm after harvesting and place in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Spice level||6 - 7|
|Scoville||10,000 - 30,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||upright , 60 - 100 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||10 cm, elongated fruits|
|Maturation period||70 - 80 days|