Cayenne Chilli Seeds
The cayenne chilli, also known as the cayenne pepper as the dried, ground version if you're looking in the spice rack, is a hot, skinny, green to red chilli that is a prolific producer.
The fruits grow from 5-12cm in length and should be the chilli that features in everyone's garden!
This plant is a perennial plant, but is often mistaken as an annual and therefore pulled out at the end of the growing season. Did you know that you can overwinter your chillies and have a mature plant ready to go for the next season?
Scoville Heat Units: 30,000-50,000 SHU
When to sow?
Sow seeds late winter/ early spring or after frost (with a heat mat or in a hot house) - any time in warmer climates.
Soil temperatures should be a minimum of 20 degrees Celsius.
How to sow?
In punnets, bury seeds approximately 5mm deep.
Allow for 7-21 days for seedlings to emerge
Deep watering in well-draining soil.