Pepper 'Cayennetta' F1
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Cayennetta' is an excellent tasting mildly spicy pepper that is very easy to grow, even for novice gardeners. This 3 to 4-inch chili pepper yielded bigger fruits from a very well branched upright plant that required no staking which would make it perfect for a container or patio planter. Unique to this variety is that it has good cold tolerance as well as dense foliage cover to protect the fruits from sun scorch and it handled extreme heat very well. This pepper is an all-around good choice no matter where you're gardening. Market growers will benefit from the heavy yield and prolific fruit set from each plant. Everyone will love the excellent pepper flavor that outshone all the comparison varieties. Bred by Floranova Ltd.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Pepper
Variety Name: 'Cayennetta' F1
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annuum
Year: 2012
Common Name: Pepper
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Floranova Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: ‘Andy F1,’ ‘Gusto Purple F1’ and ‘Apache F1’
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Bushy, Compact, Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 97 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 69 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): red
Fruit Shape: tapered bayonette shape
Fruit Size: 3 to 4 inches
Fruit Weight: .18 oz
Fruit Flavor Description: spicy pepper
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: prolific fruit set with heavy yield
Plant Spread: 20 inches
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Herb: NO

How to Grow

Sow seed in greenhouse or indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Place seed in soilless media, cover, maintain 75°F, uniform moisture. Expect germination in 7-12 days. Grow young plants in high light at 60°- 70°F. Harden off before planting in warm garden soil.

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