Chilli Pepper Cayenne Red
Chilli Pepper Cayenne Red is a hot, pungent pepper with long, thin fruits maturing from green to red.
Plot Type:Poly-tunnel, greenhouse or sunny windowsill.
Class:Scoville Rating: 30,000 - 50,000. Medium.
Where To Sow: Chilli seeds are sown early in the year, and grown in a poly-tunnel, greenhouse or sunny windowsill. Germinatation takes 10-14 days. Use a soil based seedand potting-on compost. Good drainage is essential. Warmth is the key to good germination. ideally over 25 degrees C, but will germinate above 21 degrees C. In a small pot, sow several seeds in 5mm drills. When most of the seeds have germinated transfer into a individual larger pots.
What To Do Next: Once the plant as 5 true leaves either plant in the ground (Poly-tunnel) or in its own 20cm pot.
Handy Tip: Be careful not to allow temperatures above 35° and try not to let the plant get too dry (avoids blossom-drop and pod-drop).
Nutritional Value: Chilies contain high amounts of vitamin C and carotene (provitamin A)
Companion Plants: Tomatoes, Geraniums & Petunias. Avoid Beans & Kale