Large Red Thick Cayenne pepper seeds produce strong upright plants. Cayenne peppers are categorized by size, length, and the thickness of the fruit walls, hence the rather generously descriptive name of this variety. The fruits are large-shouldered, wrinkled, tapered, and curved, around 15cm (6") long by 4cm (1.5") in diameter. The flesh is twice as thick as other cayenne types. Fruit color is dark green turning to scarlet when ripe. Not as hot as Cayenne Long Red Thin, but it still has a sting in its tail at 30,000 - 40,000 SHU's. Plants are strong and upright and the pendant fruits come in a concentrated set that works well for processing and drying for cayenne powder.
Matures in 70-80 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Peppers are tropical plants that need lots of heat and attention to detail when starting them. Well grown in a warm summer, they are the gardener’s triumph. Interestingly, the hot peppers often do better in a cool summer than the large bell peppers. If the hot peppers have not coloured up fully on your plants, pull up the whole plant and hang in a warm dry area. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Peppers from seeds guide and grow spicy and sweet delight.