General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 10-21
Depth to plant seed: 1/4"

Common names
  • Cayenne Pepper

Photo Gallery
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:31 PM concerning plant:
    This is a HOT pepper! With a Scoville rating of 30,000-50,000, this isn't for the hot pepper novice. (For comparison, a jalapeno rates at 2,500-5,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale.) Despite the heat, this pepper still manages to deliver flavor as well. This pepper is commonly dried and ground, and it requires only a little shake to add a lot of heat to your chili.

Plant Events from our members
p1mkw On March 15, 2010 Plant emerged
p1mkw On March 8, 2010 Seeds sown
Pegleg84 On March 31, 2016 Seeds germinated
Pegleg84 On March 18, 2016 Seeds sown
in peat pellets, office window
HydroVegetables On July 4, 2017 Bloomed
Peppers bloomed on 04 JUL 2017. The three plants were put into a hydroponic DWC with air line. The plants are from Plants are 5 – 10 inches in height, and 4 wide. The plants would have been very large, but I have always trimmed any leaf over 4 inches since it was seeded.
HydroVegetables On May 1, 2017 Seeds sown
Peppers were seeded in rockwool.
paleohunter On April 20, 2022 Potted up
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