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Long Red Cayenne Pepper Seeds (Capsicum annuum)

$2.95
Item #:
631083
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631083
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Thomas Jefferson first planted the Cayenne Pepper in 1767 at Shadwell, his birthplace, just before his 24th birthday.  This versatile tropical fruit is used in cooking - fresh or dried - as a hot, spicy flavoring.  The green or ripe pods can be pickled, used in chili vinegar, and in pepper-sauce and salsa.  The glossy red, 3-5"” fruits are also desirable in decorations and dried-flower arrangements. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost date, transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then transplant outdoors 2-4 weeks after last frost.  Pepper plants prefer warm soils for germination and growth.  Approximately 45-50 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Transplant 1/4" 18" apart 70-85 40-45"H

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