Chili Pepper: Cayenne

My second favourite chili is the humble Cayenne pepper, allegedly named for the city of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.

Although hotter than a Jalapeño I think it smells amazing and very distinctive. I love them green or red and ripe. This is where I max out chili-wise by the way. I am training myself but I just turn into a pool of sweat :).

Use them fresh, dried or powdered in soups and curry pastes. They are very versatile.

Flower:

Watch this space 🙂

Fruit: (sorry these are frozen hence the ice marks)

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Plant:

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Perth Fruiting Months:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April

Position:

Full scorching hot Perth sun!

Jobs:

I keep it topped to encourage flowering.

Scale:

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Related Links:

  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all ingredients
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