Very long chili pepper type with a medium spicy taste. Excellent flavor, is fruits are both sweet and moderately hot. Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisine. It is employed variously in its fresh form, dried and powdered and as dried flakes. It is also a key ingredient in a variety of hot sauces, particularly those employing vinegar as a preservative. Cayenne pepper is often spread on sandwiches or similar items to add a spicy flavor. Buffalo wing sauce often contains cayenne. Cayenne is generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units. High in vitamin A, B6, E, C, riboflavin, potassium, and manganese. Also known as a hot chili pepper and Chinese pepper. Tags: Type: Cayenne, Harvest: Early, Color: Green, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Summer.
In its native habitat of Mexico, Central America and northern South America peppers grow into large perennial shrubs. Especially productive with heat and dry climates, does best in a greenhouse our quickhoop in the spring and fall. It is named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Delicious caynenne pepper recipes.
Companions: basil, okra