Aug 24, 2019  Week: 34

Golden Cayenne Pepper

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Scientific Name : Capsicum annuum

Common Name : Hot Pepper

Blooming Season : Summer

Plant Habit : Upright, Mounded

Spacing : 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)

Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.

Type : Hot

Heat : 2 - mildly hot

Class : Cayenne

Habit : Bush, medium

Fruit Color : Green to yellow

Fruit Size : 3-5 in./8-13 cm long x 0.5-0.75 in./1-2 cm wide

Days to maturity from transplant (green) : 70-75

Days to maturity from transplant (ripe) : 85-90

  • Cayenne-shaped fruit will mature from green to golden-yellow and increase in heat as they ripen.
  • Golden Cayenne fruit are excellent for cooking or fresh eating in salsa and sauces, or dried and ground into a unique, golden-yellow powder. 
  • Compact bush plant performs well in medium-sized containers or in-ground, with or without support.