A very popular medium hot pepper Cayenne's interesting flavor makes it popular fresh, cooked or pickled. The long tapered peppers, 6-8 inches long, start green and turn red at maturity. They provide heat to chili or any other dish you want to turn up the temperature on. Pencil thin Cayenne peppers are most commonly used fresh in hot sauces and chilies, but they can be dried and ground to make cayenne pepper. Make pepper flakes to add a nice flavor to oil or vinegar. Dry a string of these wonderful peppers to use as an attractive decoration.
Tip: When harvesting these peppers, always wear gloves and be sure to wash your hands immediately after handling them.
Scolvilles: 30,000 - 50,000
Exposure: Full Sun
Average days to Maturity 70