Chili pepper 'Long Thin Cayenne'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Long Thin Cayenne'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Long Thin Cayenne likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Long Thin Cayenne is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Long Thin Cayenne in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Long Thin Cayenne from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Long Thin Cayenne

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

As Long Thin Cayenne is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Long Thin Cayenne

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.