This small bag of Pepper seeds Cayenne contains the Pepper Cayenne long slim Red and is one of the best known hot chili... Read more
This small bag of Pepper seeds Cayenne contains the Pepper Cayenne long slim Red and is one of the best known hot chili peppers, it is a good long hot chilli that always performs well and dries nicely.
Producing an abundance of very wrinkled fruits that grow 12 to 15cm long, the fruits have thin flesh and are used fresh in hot sauces or dried and ground for cayenne pepper.
Pepper Cayenne long slim Red is a very productive plant, it is upright-growing and reaches about 60cm in height. The plants are covered with long, thin peppers which mature from emerald green to a scarlet red in approximately 70 days.
This very attractive plants also make quite a spectacle when grown as a conservatory or patio plant.
Sow from mid February to mid June
The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to low germination, disease and fungus.
Fill small cells or trays with a good sterile seed compost and sow the seeds on the surface. “Just cover” with a fine sprinkling (3mm) of soil or vermiculite.
Keep the compost moist - don't let the top of the compost dry out (a common cause of germination failure) If you wish, spray the surface with a dilute copper-based fungicide.
Cover the pot or tray with plastic film or place in a heated propagator, south facing window or a warm greenhouse.
The ideal temperature is around 18 to 20°C