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Cayenne pepper

Cayenne peppers come in many shapes and sizes. The long shiny variety is often a bit crooked, the shorter variety is straighter. Cayenne peppers are sometimes called red hot chili peppers and score 7 out of 10 on the 'Hot Scale'. The peppers come in red, yellow and green colours. The green cayenne pepper is slightly less hot then the red and yellow varieties.
The ideal teperature of Cayenne pepper

Storage advice

Cayenne peppers are kept refrigerated during storage. The ideal temperature during transport is between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. At home the Cayenne peppers need to be kept in the fridge.
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Varieties

Fireflame

This variety has long shiny peppers. Usually these peppers are more crooked than the Daredevil variety.

Daredevil

The peppers from this variety are shorter than the Fireflame variety. They are not as shiny and usually straighter.

Origin Nature's Pride Cayenne pepper

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Growing and harvesting

Cultivation of a cayenne pepper starts at the plant grower's where cayenne pepper seeds are sown in containers. These stand for approximately 2 weeks under a grow light of 23-25 degrees. After 2 weeks the seedlings come up and are transplanted in rockwool blocks or pots. When the plants are about 40 cm, they are put in the greenhouse or grown in open fields. This depends on the season. The plants are grown on rockwool or in the open. The plant grows up as a long stem with short sideshoots on which the peppers grow. They are harvested by hand after 6-8 weeks when they are of a uniform colour. After harvesting, the peppers are graded by quality, size and colour and packed in a 2 kg box. The products are then transported to Nature's Pride.

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Preparation tips & recipes

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