chilli 'Piccantte di Cayenna'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: fast
- Hardiness: tender
A very hot variety of chilli which can bite back! The long red fruits are produced mid season and can be dried after harvesting, or ground to make cayenne pepper. It forms a bushy plant with lots of branches and small leaves.
- Growing Instructions
Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost, to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June.
When plants reach 20cm high, pinch out the tips to encourage more side shoots and therefore more peppers. Feed regularly with high-potash tomato feed once the fruits begin to form.
Harvest: July to October
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