When to Plant Cayenne peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Marco Island, FL
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Question by dashegr
December 29, 1997
We started some Cayenne peppers from seed and we now have 20 seedlings which are about 3 weeks old and are currently indoor. When should we plant them outside and how long before they produce peppers?

Answer from NGA
December 29, 1997
In Collier County, you should be able to set your peppers
out now. You might have an ocassional cold spell, but I
doubt it will be cold enough to hurt your peppers. If
a freeze or frost is forecast, you can cover them with floating row covers such as Reemay to protect them.
All types of peppers do better in cool spring weather than they do in the heat of the Florida summer. Your peppers should have useable peppers in about six weeks. Peppers
unlike other vegetables can be used at any stage.
Your peppers will be hotter if allowed to mature.

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