Chilli

Chilli 'Piccantte di Cayenna'

Chilli - Chilli  'Piccantte di Cayenna'

Common Name: Chilli
Genus: Chilli
Cultivar: 'Piccantte di Cayenna'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.0 cm
Harvest: July to October
Months to Sow Inside: February to May




A very hot variety of chilli which can bite back! The long red fruits are produced mid season and can be dried after harvesting or ground to make cayenne pepper. It forms a bushy plant with lots of branches and small leaves.

  • Growing Instructions
    Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June.
    When plants reach 20cm high pinch out the tips to encourage more side shoots and therefore more peppers. Feed regularly with high-potash tomato feed once the fruits begin to form.

    Harvest: July to October


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