A chilli lovers dream, the very versatile Chilli Pepper De Cayenne is used for making many different products from the famously hot Cayenne chilli powder to chilli oil. The word Cayenne originates from the city of Cayenne in French Guiana made famous for producing some of the hottest chilli peppers known to the world!
After growing them from seed, once the plant has established, the fruit produced is thin and fiery red. Roughly 5–10cm long, these Cayenne chillies add a fairly substantial kick of heat and a huge boost of flavour to any dish they’re added to. Use them fresh for cooking or dry them out and use them for seasoning. The Chilli Pepper De Cayenne can be harvested green or red – the redder the pepper, the hotter it will taste. Measuring between 30,000–50,000 Scoville (SHU) this chilli pepper isn’t the hottest but you will most definitely feel the heat from this variety. The established plants grow to between 45–60cm in height and look amazing growing in large containers in the sunshine.
Sow in a propagator or heated greenhouse at 21–24°C to germinate. Use a quality, moist seed compost and cover the seed with 6mm (¼") of compost or vermiculite. Germination takes 7–21 days. Transfer seedlings to 9cm (3") pots and grow on. Performs well in a large pot in a greenhouse or tunnel or a sheltered sunny patio. Feed regularly with a high potash fertiliser. Pick fruit when ripe.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
We want to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
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