Cayenne Pepper Seeds
Cayenne pepper is great with foods, salsa, and sauces.
Cayenne chilli peppers can be quite hot between 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units.
Cayenne peppers are a popular chili pepper used to spice food in Mexico and the US. Otherwise known as “capsicum annum,” this thin red pepper can be grown outdoors in sandy, acidic soil. Although these peppers are perennials, meaning they grown continuously, their harvest can be reduced the second year, so they are often replanted.
Cayenne peppers germinate best at a constant heat of 24 to 29 degrees Celsius. Fill your seedling trays up to 1.3cm from the top with compost or potting soil. Seeds germinate better after soaking in purified water for at least 24 hours. Place 3 or 4 cayenne pepper seeds in each cell. Try to space them evenly.
Cover with 0.6cm of the same mixture. Moisten the soil. Cover the tray with plastic wrap. Place it on a sunny windowsill or on the top of the refrigerator to germinate.
Dampen the soil when needed over the next 1 to 6 weeks. Thin your seedlings over the next few weeks. First, snip off the weakest seedling when they get their first leaves. Cut off all but 1 seedling when they form 2 sets of leaves. This seedling should be ready to plant, once there is no risk of frost.