No matter how many Rare and Unique Hot Peppers we add to our collection, some of the Basics are still the best. The absolute BEST Chili Pepper for drying and making your own blend of Pepper powder or Pepper flakes, the Cayenne (or Capsicum pepper) still Rocks! Why? It's the Flavor and thin skin. The less moisture a Hot Pepper has, the easier it is to dry.
Drying Hot peppers can be as easy as just getting a needle and thread...and putting the needle though the stem...and hanging your new Chile Ristro in a sunny window sill. It is absolutely beautiful too.
Cayenne peppers are one of the more resilient Chili varieties and is typically doesn't have an issue with pepper diseases. They are also so simple to grow.....just give them some TLC.
I get a lot a lot of mail on how to grow peppers so I created some website Pages just for that. Check out my FAQ or Growing Tips pages. Growing Cayenne peppers is easy and fun. Make sure you have a good soil medium and plant in a sunny location. Cayenne peppers do extremely well in containers...so try some in 5 gallon Black plastic containers. The black color attracts the Sun and heats up the root zone.
If you prefer Organic Cayenne peppers use Fish emulsion, blood meal and bone meal. There are so many types of Cayenne peppers...Tabasco peppers, Thai peppers, Kung Poa peppers (the thinnest skin of all), Serrano peppers, Charleston Hot Peppers, Peter Peppers, Fish Pepper and more. My favorites are the 'Cayenne blend which gives you a gorgeous color assortment, and my Pepper Joe Cayenne for a prolific crop.