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Purple Cayenne Pepper (70 Days)

This exceptionally ornamental pepper is also one of the hottest we have encountered. Two-foot plants are covered with dozens and dozens of light purple blossoms which turn into dark purple, thin peppers about 3” long, a bit smaller than a regular cayenne. 

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slow the germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after the last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with compost if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Ann-Marie G.
I recommend this product
Definitely a keeper

a very productive small chili with a good heat, lots of heat when it matures to red pod and shape changes to much fatter red pod. I am going to grow it again. It grows very well in 3 gallon pots, a very pretty plant.

Cindy K.
Great Chili

This is one of the best cayenne I have eaten and grown. I grow cayenne every year and really enjoyed this one. the color is beautiful. Will keep this one going.

Ryan P.

I've never planted these until this season so I am not sure how they will turn out but so far so good, I planted my seeds and in one week I have started to see seedlings from just about all that I have planted. Also there were more than 20 seeds in a pack as I was able to plant just about two seeds in each cell pack and the cell pack I have is a 20 count. I will add a new review in a few weeks as I see more progress .