Cayenne Long Red Thin Pepper
Cayenne Long Red Thin Pepper (70 days)
This is truly an heirloom as the Cayenne is known to be Pre-Columbian in origin. It is said to be named after the Cayenne River in French Guyana. First offered in the seed trade by Joseph Breck & Son in 1883 (that I can document).
A hot, zesty and pungent organic pepper that is 6" long, but only a 1/2" wide. Don't let the size fool you, these kids pack a punch that will put a zing in any dish. Have you heard the song "come on baby light my fire"? Well, they just might have been talking about this Cayenne Pepper because it will surely light your mouth a fire. Use them to make a sauce. Dry them and ground them as a peppering spice. I love seeing a kitchen with bright red dried organic chillies hanging from the rafters with the braided garlic. This is always a sign of a good cook and excellent gardener.
These peppers have a heat rating about 30,000-50,000 Scoville Units. Just so you can't say you haven't been warned! I shouldn't tell ya this.....
Want to increase the heat? Leave them on the bush to fully ripen in order to obtain a taste of the fiery place down below.
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The Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends this variety for Texas!
My seeds sprouted a few weeks ago and are about 2 1/2 inches tall and seemed to have stopped growing. They sit in the sun on the
Washer in the laundry room. Hope they start up again. Will let you know. Can’t put outside as we had snow flakes again. Spring in the South.