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Purple Cayenne Pepper Seeds

Purple Cayenne Pepper Seeds

Medium Hot Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-PurpleCayenne10

12 total reviews

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You’ve heard of the classic Cayenne Pepper but now try growing the Purple Cayenne! Just like its parent strain, Purple Cayennes are a great variety that's utilized for their high pepper production, nice heat, and great flavor!

Purple Cayenne pepper plants are fairly compact and grow just over 2 ft. tall. Watch as they produce beautiful white-purple flowers and plenty of long, stringy pepper pods that span 3-6" in length. These are incredibly prolific plants, so be prepared for plenty of pods! The Cayenne Purple matures from light green to dark purple, and then red in the last stage of maturity.

These purple variants have the same qualities and flavors as other Cayennes, including the same spicy heat! But you will notice a slightly sweeter undertone with these peppers that make the great when used fresh, pickled, dried, or even as ornamental peppers! These also make for fantastic hot pepper flakes, salsas, and vinegar sauce!

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: 4 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Emma -.H.S.P.F.
Great Germination!

Bought some purple cayenne seeds to start for my local pepper farm this year, and they germinate like a dream! Fastest and healthiest sprouts I've ever had!

I went from a seedling killer to a semi-successful transplanter!

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed