The Cayenne pepper is a hot chilli pepper widely used around the world to flavour food. Also known as the ‘Guinea spice’ or simply ‘red pepper’ (especially in its powdered form) The name derives from the city of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, and is thought originally to stem from the Caribbean-Indian word kian. Whatever the derivation, today, ‘cayenne’ has become synonymous with hot pepper. Cayenne peppers have also long been used as a herbal supplement, having been mentioned as far back as the 17th century in Nicholas Culpeper’s book Complete Herbal. Culpeper warned that the chili, with its 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units, ‘might prove dangerous to life’! Although that seems unlikely, a pinch of cayenne will definitely wake you up!
Appearance: Long slim often slightly curly with a bright red coloration. Attractive contrasting green stalks.
Latin name: Capsicum annuum
Variety: Cayenne Long Slim
Quantity: 40 seeds
Plant size: Height 70 cm, Width 45 cm
Container size:Height 30 cm, Width 30 cm
Companion plants: Basils, okra, onions, radishes, calendula, mints.
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding and gowing instructions.