Cayenne Pepper PLANT Heirloom – Perennial Cayenne Chilli – Capsicum annuum

$19.90

Cayenne Pepper PLANT Heirloom – Perennial Cayenne Chilli – Capsicum annuum

Cayenne Pepper is an easy-to-grow short living perennial shrub that produces red fruit up to 12 cm in length. Cayenne peppers are high in Vitamine A and C, and have lots of health benefits! Especially, if you grow them naturally in your garden. My Cayenne pepper bush is already four years old and still going strong! We use the green and the fully ripe red fruit in all sorts of dishes. Cayenne peppers can be frozen or dehydrated and ground into flakes or powder. This is a hardy variety that can be grown as a perennial in subtropics and tropics, and in other parts of Australia if you grow it in a pot and protect it from frost during winter.

The price is for one plant in a small pot.

More info below 🙂

Description

Cayenne Pepper PLANT Heirloom – Perennial Cayenne Chilli – Capsicum annuum

Cayenne Pepper is an easy-to-grow short living perennial shrub that produces red fruit up to 12 cm in length. Cayenne peppers are high in Vitamine A and C, and have lots of health benefits! Especially, if you grow them naturally in your garden. My Cayenne pepper bush is already four years old and still going strong! We use the green and the fully ripe red fruit in all sorts of dishes. Cayenne peppers can be frozen or dehydrated and ground into flakes or powder. This is a hardy variety that can be grown as a perennial in subtropics and tropics, and in other parts of Australia if you grow it in a pot and protect it from frost during winter.

One of my favorite ways of preserving cayenne peppers is the sweet chilli sauce. You can find the recipe on my blog here: Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe – Quick and Easy!

The price is for one plant in a small pot.

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. It grows best in full sun and partial shade and in many types of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better the plant will grow.
  7. Trimming after harvest promotes future growth. I usually trim the branches during winter.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from the mother plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS, or WA. Pick up by appointment only.
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Additional information

Weight2.1 kg