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Cayennetta Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Cayennetta'

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Cayennetta Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Cayennetta') at Wallitsch Garden Center

Cayennetta Pepper fruit

Cayennetta Pepper fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Cayennetta Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Cayennetta') at Wallitsch Garden Center

Cayennetta Pepper

Cayennetta Pepper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Ornamental Chili, Chili Pepper

Brand:  Floranova

Description:

A well branched, upright, plant with lance shaped green leaves; green fruits progress to red when they mature; produces a heavy yield of mildly spicy fruit; perfect for the garden, or patio containers

Edible Qualities

Cayennetta Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces dark green narrow peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to red over time. The peppers have a spicy taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauces

Planting & Growing

Cayennetta Pepper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Cayennetta Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Herb  Container  Basket 
Applications
Vegetable 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. Additionally, the Plant Finder tool does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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