Cayenne Pepper Seed Pack
Cayenne Pepper: Capsicum annuum
George Washington wrote in his diary on June 13, 1785 that he sowed "one row of the Cayan pepper" in his botanic garden. This hot pepper needs full sun and well-drained soil. Beginning in summer, the plants produce small, white flowers which are followed by slender fruits that grow 2-4" long. The fruit starts out green and turns red at maturity, usually 75-85 days from germination.
Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Plant ¼" deep and place the trays or pots on a heat mat at 75-80°F. Seeds germinate in 10-14 days. Harden off the seedlings before planting them outside, 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Plant 1.5-2' apart. USDA Zones 2-11.