Chilli Cayenne
Chilli Cayenne
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Chilli 'Cayenne'

The most popular culinary chilli
  • The famous ‘Cayenne’ pepper – one of the best known and most widely used chilli peppers!
  • Powerful enough to add a pungent kick to recipes, but not so strong that it overwhelms other flavours.
  • Flavour packed, glossy and slender red chillies with lush green foliage – ideal on the patio and fascinating to grow indoors too.
  • With chilli heat measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU), ‘Cayenne’ delivers a pleasantly warm 30,000 – 50,000.
  • Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot, ready to plant and growing to a height of 90cm (3ft) and width of 45cm (18in).

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One of the best known chilli peppers, the ‘Cayenne’ pepper is a staple of most people’s spice collection as a dried powder, but what could be better that growing these fantastic peppers yourself so that you can use them fresh all summer long?

‘Cayenne’ is an incredibly versatile all-round chilli, and enormously popular in cooking. As with all chilli peppers, its heat is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The higher the SHU, the hotter the chilli. ‘Cayenne’ has an SHU of between 30,000 and 50,000, which makes is powerful enough to add a pungent kick to recipes, but not so strong that it overwhelms other flavours.

The best way to grow chillies is in pots in a warm, sunny spot such as a patio or porch, or indoors as a houseplant in a bright area. ‘Cayenne’ produces lots of tasty, slender chillies that grow to 15cm long and are perfect to use in a wide range of recipes when you want to add some heat. They’re also great eaten raw or seared on a grill.

Growing to about 90cm tall, ‘Cayenne’ is an attractive patio plant and are also wonderfully decorative with the deep green leaves and glassy red chillies, often with both flowers and fruit growing at the same time.

Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot, ready to plant and growing to a height of 90cm (3ft) and width of 45cm (18in).

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Supplied as an established plant in 9cm pot.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Chillis freeze very well, so you can enjoy your home-grow peppers all year round.

Care Information

Growing chilli peppers

  • Keep your chilli plants in a frost free place until the chance of frost has passed.
  • Transplant to a larger pot and move to the final growing position in a warm, sunny spot.
  • As the plants begin to fruit, remove some of the lower leaves to allow sunlight to reach the chillis. As more form, remove leaves further up the plant.

Harvest

  • Ready to harvest from July, or when the chillies are 15cm long and firm.
  • Cut the chilli peppers from the plant using secateurs or scissors when they’re either green or red, depending on your taste. Chilli peppers become hotter when they turn red.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
90 cm
45 cm
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