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Long Slim Cayenne is easy to grow, very dependable, and will produce huge yields of very hot peppers. The long red peppers have thin walls and are easy to dry. They are most commonly used for chile flakes or powder, but excellent for pickling, and fresh eating too. This pepper plant is bushy and reaches 24″ tall.
Cayenne seeds can be started indoors.
Start seeds inside 8 weeks before the last frost date. Plant seeds 1/2" deep in pots with growing mix and place on a warm seedling mat or in a warm area that is 70 to 85 degrees with bright light. Peppers require relatively warm temperatures to germinate and grow quickly. After 8 weeks, when the outdoor garden soil has warmed, transplant the seedlings 20" apart in rich soil and full sun.
When watering soak the soil to a depth of at least 6" so the soil stays moist but never soggy. Mulching can help to provide uniform moisture, conserve water, and reduce weeds.
Harvest when full size and red. The Long Slim Cayennes grow 5-6" long.
Each packet contains 30 Organic Long slim Cayenne Pepper seeds. Capsicum annuum. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, Non-GMO. Harvest in 85 days.
||Full Sun, 6-8 Hours/Day
||Heavy, 6 Gallons/Day
||Moderate, 65-85 Days Harvest
||6 Plants, 3 Row