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Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Vegetables

The Pick of the Peppers

by Susan Littlefield

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper produces high yields of 3 to 4 inch fruits on a compact, well-branched, upright plant that gets about 2 feet tall and requires no staking. A great choice for both garden and container growing, the fruits of 'Cayennetta' start out green and mature to a glossy red.

A unique aspect of this new variety is its good cold tolerance. That, along with its dense foliage that protects fruits from sun scorch and its good performance in extreme heat, makes 'Cayennetta' an excellent choice just about anywhere in the country. Bred by Floranova Ltd, this award winner is ready for harvest 97 days from sowing; 69 days from transplant.

To read more about 'Cayennetta' and other 2012 All-America Selections award winner, go to AAS Winners.


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