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Chili pepper 'Long Thin Cayenne'     

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Long Thin Cayenne'), Long Thin Cayenne is a variety of Chili pepper. Long Thin Cayenne is generally thought of as a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Cadmium yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red and   Cal Poly green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Plants are small, averaging just two feet tall. Very productive. This variety is typically dried and used as a spice.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Long Thin Cayenne normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.98 feet (that's 61.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Long Thin Cayenne originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Long Thin Cayenne Chili pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Long Thin Cayenne have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow 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. USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 12 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). 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.

Latest Chili pepper 'Long Thin Cayenne' Reviews

  • This is likely whats in that shaker on the table of your local pizza joint. Easy to grow, dry and make your own crushed red pepper flakes. Good in spaghetti sauce and stir-fry and homemade pickles.

    5 stars

    Sprocket1980 about growing Pepper - Long Thin Cayenne [2013]
  • I always enjoy Cayenne types, decent heat and they dry beautifully. Yield was not superb, but that was more about the conditions than the variety. Am growing again.

    4 stars

    angelchrome about growing Pepper Long Thin Cayenne''

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