Chili pepper 'Caiene'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Caiene'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Caiene is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Caiene requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Caiene from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Caiene about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Caiene

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Caiene is a tender plant.

Harvesting Caiene