Hot Pepper – Cayenne


Format: 3" pot

A vigorous plant that produces a high yield of peppers throughout the growing season, making it a great choice for gardeners who want to maximize their yield in a small space.

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This Seedling is Available Starting: 20/05/2023

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Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)

18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart, with rows 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart

1/4-1/2 inch (6-12 mm) deep

Sun & Soil Requirements:
Full sun; well-drained, fertile soil with pH 6.0-7.0

8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date

After the last expected frost date

Germination Time:
7-14 days at 75-85°F (24-29°C)

Companion Planting:
Basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, cilantro, and parsley

Watering Requirements:
Regular watering, about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) per week

Fertilizer Requirements:
Balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks

Aphids, spider mites, flea beetles, and cutworms

70-80 days from transplanting

Peppers prefer warm temperatures and require consistent moisture. Mulching can help to retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Harvest Tips:
Harvest when peppers are red and mature, usually around 3-4 inches (7-10 cm) long.

Season Tolerance:
Warm-season crop, not frost tolerant.