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'Cayenne Long' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Hot
 
Description: Hot cayenne type. Plants bear 5- to 6-inch, curved wrinkled, fiery-hot fruit that starts waxy green and matures to crimson. Excellent for drying. Also known as 'Long Red Cayenne' 'Red Cayenne' and 'Cayenne Long Thin' and 'Cayenne Long Slim'.
Days To Maturity: 60-85
Seed Sources: Underwood Gardens - updated in 2011
Totally Tomato - updated in 2011
Western Wonder, LLC - updated in 2011

 
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Taste: (4.8 Stars)Taste
Yield: (5.0 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.8 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 05/27/2015 by Dr.J - An intermediate gardener

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St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Year after year, this has been my best producing pepper in Northern Indiana. For me, it has produced twice as many peppers as any other variety. The peppers are consistently hot, and have been very good for drying for wintertime. I have dried the whole pepper, and it crushes up nicely to go on soups or pizza or whatever needs a kick. LOVE.
 

Reviewed on 02/07/2013 by MikeM - An experienced gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A great performer for several years. Prolific and trouble-free under at times challenging cooler, wetter conditions.
 

Reviewed on 01/15/2012 by sadie - An experienced gardener

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All Counties, Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Good producer of hot peppers. A fair bit hotter than the jalapeno peppers I grow for salsa. I used mine in making my own hot sauce to can.
 
1 of 1 gardener found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 02/04/2011 by chilloutquilting - An intermediate gardener

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Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

large plant that bears heavily - 6-8" peppers that turn fire red when ripe. Must start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before frost free date - soil temperature must be ~90 degrees to sprout. Great taste, drys well and makes beautiful ristras that last until the next season. I have planted these for two years and plan to make it a permanent member of my garden
 

Reviewed on 12/20/2010 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Hot chiles are not always easy to grow well in Ontario; our seasons are a bit short and we don't always get the heat during the summer that they need. However, whatever other more exotic chiles I try to grow with variable results, I know I will always be able to grow some long red cayennes. Easy, hardy, productive and reliable. And very hot.
 
3 of 3 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 04/27/2009 by sdirkse - A novice gardener

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Beautiful plant, very high yield. We enjoyed peppers throughout the summer and have been using the dried peppers all winter. Will definitely be growing this one again.
 
2 of 2 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 10/20/2008 by Grit - An intermediate gardener

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Coffee, Alabama, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

A old Southern staple, easy to grow, prolific producer and great flavor. A plate of peas and cornbread is just not the same without a pod of this pepper on the side. It makes a beautiful and tastey pepper sauce also.
 
2 of 2 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 07/17/2008 by CvilleGardener - An intermediate gardener

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A fantastic historic variety; every southern gardener should grow it. Needs zero attention (although you may want to stake it late in the season), completely disease free and productive beyond belief. No animal would dream of bothering it. Serious, pure heat; great for cooking, makes a tasty pepper jelly and hot sauce. My favorite pepper of 2007.
 
2 of 2 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 05/21/2008 by Miket - An experienced gardener

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Outstanding yields and amazing taste when used in chili and sauces
 
4 of 4 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 05/29/2006 by paxetvitae - A novice gardener

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Polk, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Beautiful plant - approximately 28" tall with a 15" spread. The plant is loaded with both long, straight peppers, and some curving peppers. Peppers mature from green, to dark green to a beautiful red.
 
1 of 1 gardener found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 05/25/2006 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

An old southern standard for seasoning. Prolific and trouble free.
 
1 of 1 gardener found this review helpful.  




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