Peppers - Cayenne
This medium hot pepper is a very popular international favorite. Their interesting flavor makes them popular fresh, cooked, or pickled. They may be dried for winter use. Fruits are 6 to 8 inches long.
Many gardeners hold off heavy fertilization until the first blossom produces a small fruit which is picked off. Pepper plants will bear more fruit if kept picked and not allowed to ripen. Cut instead of pulling from the plant to avoid injury.
Planting time - Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date
Matures in - 6 weeks to transplant, 75 days from transplant
Germinates in - 12 to 21 days
Sowing depth - 1/4 inch
Row spacing - 2-3 feet
Seed spacing - 1 inch in trays
Thinning - after last frost, transplant to 18-24 inches apart
Net weight 300 MG (Estimated 50 seeds)
Bulk Hot Pepper seed available.
4000 Seeds/oz. Plant 1/8oz per 100ft row.
2lbs of Hot Pepper seed needed per acre. 4oz needed per acre if using transplants.
Average Hot Pepper yield per acre -343 bushels
On average, 1oz of seed can produce 1500 Hot Pepper plants.