Cayenne Chili Pepper
Capsicum annuum ‘Long Slim’
When to Sow: Spring
Light conditions: Full sun
Ease of Germination: Easy
Cayenne pepper has a mild aroma and a hot and fiery taste. The plants grow to about 2–4 feet in height and should be spaced 3 ft (1m) apart. The cayenne chili pepper is a bright red chili ranging from 2-5 inches long and about 1/2 inch in diameter. Capsaicin is a nutrient found in chili peppers that is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps improve circulation. Chili peppers literally clean your blood of mucus and toxins, making it easy for oxygen to be supplied to your cells. Helps regulate blood pressure, good for your stomach, and a great digestive aid. Heat: 8.
Requires full sunlight. Seeds should be sown in light, rich, moist and well-drained soil in a warm sunny place (60 F degrees minimum). The seeds take 16 to 20 days to sprout. Transplant the seedlings, as soon as they are large enough to handle. The plants must never suffer through drought or low temperatures. Set plants 24 cm – 36 cm apart.
The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener’s Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking.
All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space.