Fiesta Cayenne Blend
A fun blend of red, yellow, purple, green and orange organic, heirloom, cayenne pepper varieties. They have small, 3-5 inch, tapered fruit on 18-20 inch tall plants. Very pungent and tasty, these peppers are also very decorative for your edible landscape and a good choice for short-season gardens. Very hot, Scoville = 50000. They dry to the same bright colors and can be crushed for spice or strung together to dry in a ristra. Approximately 4,600 seeds /oz. Germination temperature: 75-90 deg.
Planting and Care Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the spring for the earliest harvest, maintaining a soil temperature of 75 degrees. Shift hardened seedlings to the garden after the last frost and the soil has warmed. Grow in full sun. Water regularly at ground level to avoid wetting the leaves and fertilize the plants when they are around 6” (15 cm) tall and again in mid-summer.
Harvest Carefully remove the fruits from the plant when they reach full size and are brightly colored before they begin to soften. Harvest regularly for continued production.
Your Health Peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Light Full sun
Seed Depth 1/8-1/4 ” / 3-6 mm
Seed Spacing ½-1” / 12-24 mm
Row Spacing 3’ / 1 m
Days to Sprout 7–14
Plant Spacing 12-24” / .3 -.5m
Days to Maturity 90
Net Wt. per packet: 250 mg, Approx. 42 seeds/pkt
It is recommended to plant your hot peppers close together, but you can also plant these peppers with other vegetables to allow some shelter from the sun to keep them from drying out. You can plant your peppers with tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, escarole, okra, swiss chard and squash. Some companion herbs are basil, oregano, parsley and rosemary. Keep your hot peppers away from beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and fennel.