Pepper, Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens), packet of 50 seeds, organic


Family:  Nightshade (Solanaceae)

Perennial in Zones 10-12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 days to harvest

~77,500 Scoville Heat Units

(Cayenne Pepper) Native to S. America.  Makes long, thin, very dark red fruits that are pervasively fiery hot. These are generally ground to powder and used on food to enhance flavor. Traditional usage (TWM): circulation stimulant, antibacterial, vermifuge, against shock, life extension, prophyllactic to cancer and heart diesease.*  Source of capsaicin.  This organic seed has been absolutely reliable in germination and produces prolifically fruited plants. If you can mature tomatoes in your garden, you can mature Cayenne. Peppers prefer a scanty, even water supply, good drainage, full sun, and a long, hot summer. Start indoors 40 to 50 days prior to the last frost. Thin seedlings to at least 2 inches apart in the flat. Transplant out to garden after the soil has really warmed up. The best compost for Peppers is higher in phosphorous than nitrogen. Kelp is well-tolerated and makes for outrageous yields.

50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

* American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Report, Presentation P1036
  • Consumption of chili pepper may reduce the relative risk of cardiovascular disease mortality by 26%, according to an analysis of diet and mortality data from four large, international studies.
  • Chili pepper consumption was associated with a 25% reduction in death from any cause and 23% fewer cancer deaths, compared to people who never or only rarely consumed chili pepper.

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