Originally from French Guinea and named after the city of Cayenne there.
Related to the Jalapeno chillies and the bell chillies
The heat level of this chilli is medium (30,000 to 50,000 SHU).
The Cayenne Chilli is perfect for seasoning pickles and salsa.
The chilli pods go from green to red at maturity which take between 90 to 110 days from transplanting.
This plant can be very productive and gives you fruits that grow 12 to 15 cm long during the chilli season which lasts approximate 4 to 6 months.
For more information about chilli seeds:
Page on how to grow chilli seeds
Information about germination of chilli seeds
Video, which will show you how to achieve an 85% germination rate!!
Want to taste the end result? Check out these chilli sauce(s) that use this type of chilli.
Fiery Frillneck Hiss Hot Smockey Chilli Tomato Sauce
Funnelweb Bite Hot Sweet Chilli Sauce
Outback Storm Hot Roast Tomato Chilli Basil Relish
Kangaroo Punch Medium Chilli Capsicum Salsa
Sweet Dreams Medium Chilli Jam
Numbat Nibble Mild Chilli Satay Sauce
Todd River Dust Mild Sweet Chilli Sauce
Kookaburra Kackle Mild Mango Chilli Relish
Echidna Prickle Mild Honey Mustard Dressing
Awards won by Cayenne Chilli
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