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Cayenne Chilli (Mild)

Cayenne Chilli (Mild)

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Cayenne Chilli (Mild)

Type of Vegetable

Plant Info

Botanical Family Name (if known)
Solanaceae
Other Common Names
Cayenne pepper mild, Guinea spice, Cow-horn pepper
Propagation
Grown from seed
Size
1 metre high

Basic Growing Tips

Growing Tips
  • Free draining soil only
  • Best grown in warmer conditions
  • Grows best in full sun
  • Water regularly for best results
  • Frost Sensitive
Planting Instructions
The Mild Cayenne chilli pepper is easily grown from seed directly sowed in the garden where they are to grow or in punnets and then planted out once the seedling is about 3 or 4 inches high.

The planting medium (soil) should be well draining and relatively fertile or rich in organic matter such as compost.

A sprinkle of organic fertiliser (such as blood & bone) around the base of the plant will get the chillie off to a good start then another sprinkle at flowering and another after first harvest of fruit will keep it going full season.

Best planted at warmer time of year spring into summer.
Harvesting
Cayenne peppers will turn red when fully ripe and reach about 6 inches in length but they can be picked at any time when green or at any size.
Green fruits are generally not as spicy as the red ones, however, this chilli is a mild variety so it doesn't matter so much.

Summary

This Cayenne pepper variety is a mild type and is great to use for those wanting a chilli flavour without too much heat. 

Editor review

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Easy to Grow? 
 
5.0
Taste 
 
5.0
Disease & Pest Resistance 
 
5.0
Productivity 
 
5.0

I grow mild Cayenne peppers as a substitute for capsicums

This mild Cayenne chilli pepper plant is one of the best chilli plants I have ever grown. I like hot chillies but my kids don't and cooking with this chilli has been a great compromise in our home. 

We also have fruit fly pests here in SEQ which makes growing thicker walled capsicums almost impossible without fully netting the garden beds and/or fruits. However, fruit fly don't usually sting the thinner walled chilli fruit so growing a mild variety turns into a good substitute for regular capsicums/sweet peppers. 

The plants fruit all spring and summer - the more you pick them the more fruit will grow! One or two plants are plenty for most people but if you're into making lots of curries with grounded and pounded chillies then perhaps several plants are the go.      

Plant Knowledge Base

I grow/have grown this plant

Where is this plant growing?

In Ground/Raised Bed

What is your Climate?

Sub-Tropical

Organically Grown?

Yes

Fertilisers, Organics, or Other Supplements Used

Blood and bone (organic)

Favourite way to prepare/eat

I use these chillies for mild curries, pickling, eating fresh, sauces, and as a substitute to bigger capsicums/sweet peppers because they don't get stung by fruit fly but arn't hot so are still good to use for general eating.

Pros & Cons

Pros
Fruit fly safe
Tasty large fruit (mild)
Prolific bearer
No staking required
Fast grower
Good disease resistence

Would You Grow this Plant Again?

Yes

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