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Cayenne Chilli Pepper organic heirloom

€2,75 EUR

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The Cayenne pepper is an old aromatic chilli pepper variety originating from South America, specifically from the city of Cayenne, capital of French Guiana.  The Cayenne chilli pepper plant produces up to 40 fruits 15 to 25 cm long, sometimes curved, which turn red as they ripen. It has a great taste for cooking and to dry, making it popular amongst gourmets. The Cayenne chilli pepper has also been used for its medicinal properties. The Cayenne chilli pepper is a wonderful culinary chilli pepper with a rating of 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units,

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20C-24C

Germination time in days: 20-30 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days

Sunlight: full sun

Soil requirement: well drained, non acidic

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors early spring 1"deep, 2" apart at a soil temperature of at least 18C. The plant is sensitive to temperature variations. Transplant outdoors when temperatures have warmed up and the last chance of frost has passed. Plant row apart 24". It is advised to grow this pepper in a greenhouse or sunny sheltered spot since they need high temperature to grow