- Product Info
De Cayenne Pepper Seeds produce good crops of long slim chillies, with a bit of bite! Cayenne Peppers can be eaten when green, for a milder taste, or eaten as red peppers for a hotter flavour. De Cayenne Pepper Seeds produce lots of small red fruits with just enough bite to heat and spice up stews, salads and stir fries. De Cayenne Peppers crop best in a greenhouse but can also be grown outdoors.
Sowing and Growing Information:
For Greenhouse Crops - Sow De Cayenne Pepper Seeds indoors, 0.5cm (¼") deep, thinly in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20C (60-68F) is ideal. Keep the seed tray moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Tranplant seedlings to individual plant pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold, conditions. Plant out to large plant pots, patio pots, growing bags or the greenhouse border.
For Outdoor Crops - Delay sowing De Cayenne Pepper Seeds until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out 40cm (16") apart, when frosts are over. Choose a warm, sunny sheltered spot. Outdoor pepper crops will be smaller and later than those in a greenhouse.
Gently spray the flowers with tepid water to encourage fruit to set. Feed regularly once flowers have formed (liquid tomato feed is ideal).
Sow Indoors: February to April.
Plant Out: May to June.
Harvest: July to October.
Botanical Name: Capiscum annuum.
Average Contents: 60 seeds.