Growing Cayenne Peppers

Organic Vegetable Gardening
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Botanical name: Capsicum annuum var. Glabriusculum



Cayenne Peppers

Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 4500
Ounces per square foot: 0.006
Minimum legal germination rate: 55%
Germination type:

Extra-long Germinating seeds


Growing Cayenne Peppers is best in hot weather, full sun, and moist well drained soil. In most areas of the US it's grown as an annual, but in frost free and low frost areas it can be grown as a small perennial shrub.

This fruit is red when it's mature and has a hot strong taste; the smaller they are, the hotter. The seeds of Cayenne Pepper are hotter than the pod. The seeds of Cayenne Peppers contain a chemical compound called capsaicin; believed to have antibiotic properties.



In garden spacing (inches): 12  
In flat spacing (inches): 1  
Planting depth (inches): cover seeds with soil.
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 1.5
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder



Days to maturity: 63-77
Harvesting period (days): 119
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .05


Diseases: Anthracnose, Bacterial Spot, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom End Rot, Elephant's Foot, Fusarium Stem Rot, Leaf Spot, Pepper Stem Scald, Phytophthora Blight, Southern Blight, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Wet Rot.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Army Cutworm, Beet Armyworm, Cabbage Looper, Cutworm, Eastern Field Wireworm, Fall Armyworm, Northern Mole Cricket, Pepper Maggot, Tomato Hornworm


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