Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Cayenne, Long Slim'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um)
Cultivar: Cayenne, Long Slim
Additional cultivar information: (aka Long Red Slim Cayenne, Long Red, Slim Cayenne, Long Narrow Cayenne, Long Red Narrow)

Height
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency)
Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape
Tapered
Twisted

Fruit Size
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance

Seed Type
Open-pollinated

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Drying
Pickling

Other details

Soil pH requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity
Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers