You’ve heard of the classic Cayenne Pepper, but the Cayenne Purple is a twist. The Purple Cayenne Pepper is a dark purple that grows to three to six inches long, and the plant grows just over two feet tall with beautiful white-purple flowers. This is a must-have plant to grow in your garden as the color purple is a rare variety to carry. They are hot peppers, but the flavor is impressive as it is slightly sweeter than the red cayenne pepper. They are great used fresh, pickled, dried, or ornamentally, AND you can use them to make hot pepper flakes, salsas, or vinegar sauce! The Cayenne Purple mature from light green to dark purple and then red in the last stage of maturity.
Fun Fact: A majority of hot sauces utilize the cayenne pepper for its incredibly large yields, nice heat, and flavor!
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 30,000-50,000 Scoville heat units
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
US Customers ONLY: We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail.
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