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Days to Maturity: 73 from transplant
This medium-hot chile pepper turns out to be heavy bearing and delicious, too. Boasting just the right amount of heat, it can be picked green for salsa or allowed to turn red for full nutritional kick and use in salads, sauces, and more.
Cayenna scores 3,000 Scovilles on the heat index, which gives it a nice little bite in but doesn’t produce so much heat that diners have to be warned before they try it. It’s a great all-purpose pepper, because it does offer a nicely nuanced flavor that works in a variety of dishes.
Expect these long, skinny peppers to reach 8 or 9 inches long but just about an inch in diameter at the widest point (the shoulders). The skin is thin, glossy, and firm, protecting the succulent flesh within, you can even dry?and then grind it into spice. Adaptable and generous with the yields, this is a dependable pepper you will come back to season after season in the vegetable garden.
If starting indoors, allow 7 to 10 weeks for the seeds to mature into seedlings large enough to transplant safely. Fertilize when the blooms appear, and water well. The fruit is most nutritious if allowed to ripen to red on the plant, but it can be picked green with full flavor.
Goes Well With
Aloe Vera | 40cm to 50cmAED 25.00