Pepper, Yunnan Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens), Packet of 20 Seeds, Organic


Family:  Nightshade (Solanacea)
~32,000 Scoville Heat Units
Annual.  90 days to maturity
(Yunnan chili pepper) Traditional type from SW China.  Very hot, fast-maturing, medium-sized cayenne. Used in soups and medicinal formulae.  Cultivation:  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.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

20 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

Traditional usage (TWM): flavor enhancement, circulation stimulant, antibacterial, vermifuge, against shock, life extension, prophyllactic to cancer and heart disease.*  Source of capsaicin.

* 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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