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Organic Pepper Cayenne Red

Latin name:

Pepper - Cayenne Red
Capsicum Annuum
18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

The Cayenne Red pepper is a well-known and widely cultivated chili variety revered for its vibrant color, fiery heat, and versatile culinary uses. A member of the Capsicum annuum species, it is closely related to the traditional cayenne pepper, featuring a similar elongated shape and intense spiciness.

Known for their fiery heat, Cayenne Red peppers typically range between 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), providing a significant level of spiciness. While not as scorching as some of the super-hot chili peppers, they still deliver a noticeable and lingering heat that can vary in intensity depending on factors like growing conditions and individual peppers.

In addition to their heat, Cayenne Red peppers offer a subtle fruity flavor beneath the spiciness. This flavor profile can be appreciated when used in moderation or incorporated into dishes where the heat can complement other flavors. They are commonly used in various culinary preparations, including hot sauces, salsas, marinades, and spice blends, adding both heat and a depth of flavor.

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