For the ones that like the taste of the cayenne pepper - here are our cayenne seeds in excellent quality. After breeding, caring and harvesting, you can enjoy the delicious heat of cayenne chilies - fresh, dried or ground.
From this variety, the world-famous cayenne pepper is produced. The following article deals with the origin of this variety. How do the seeds become these beautiful plants with a profitable harvest? These and other questions will be answered in the following paragraphs.
The different variations of cayenne are very easy to distinguish due to the color of their fruits. The variety, which is probably the most widespread, is the one with the red pods. Occasionally green Cayenne peppers are also available, but strictly speaking they are only fruits that have not yet matured. However, there is also a third, yellow Cayenne, which represents its own variety, namely the "Golden Cayenne". All variants have one thing in common, the beautiful shape of the chilies. Meanwhile, there are also countless crosses of the variety Cayenne. However, the beauty is not the only advantage of each variety of Cayenne, but also the extremely delicious taste of the fruits.
If you want to grow your own plant, you should be prepared in advance that the germination period of the seeds can be up to three weeks. Then you must plan a maturity period of up to 90 days. During this phase you should make sure that the plant is in a partially shaded place, as direct and continuous exposure to sunlight can have negative consequences. Since the Cayenne belongs to the family Capsicum Annuum, you must pay attention to other peculiarities in the breeding of these chilies, for example the right temperature. As soon as the plant reaches the flowering stage, the temperature must not drop below 19 ° Celsius at this stage, otherwise the plant would not produce hot fruits. For this reason, night temperatures of about 20 ° Celsius are ideal for breeding this type. What you must consider when cultivating this variety, we have summarized again here for you:
To shorten the relatively long germination period, you can treat the seeds in advance. But which means are particularly suitable for this? For one thing, tea is an effective product for germinating seeds earlier. For this to work you just have to boil a cup of tea, re-use the bag for a second time and soak the seeds in this weaker tea. Suitable for this method are black tea and chamomile tea. After about 8 hours of exposure, the chilli seeds are ready to be planted. Another way to shorten the germination phase significantly is using lemon juice - just dilute some juice with water and then insert the seeds in it. Another very special tip is the use of guano to germinate the seeds faster. The idea behind it is very simple. Guano is a natural fertilizer derived from feces of birds and bats. In the wild, exclusively, birds are responsible for the spread and support the germination of the chilli seeds. To optimally simulate natural distribution, simply dissolve a little guano (available in powder form) in water and place the seeds in this solution. So, the methods to successfully reduce the germination time are:
You cannot just grow this plant outdoors or in the greenhouse. No, the variety is also excellent for breeding in a flowerpot, for example on the balcony or out on the terrace. However, when growing in a pot you should make sure that the seedlings are planted individually, so that the roots have enough space to develop. Basically, Cayenne is a very resilient plant that can be cultivated as follows:
The mature plant forms several stems, with a bushy growth habit. This type of branched growth ultimately results in a fruitful harvest. The entire plant only reaches a height of about 75 centimeters. The fruits that are produced are thin-walled, this fact makes these chilies perfect for drying or roasting.
It so happens that the right time for planting the seeds in the soil is missed, or if you have some left-over seeds after sowing what you wanted, you should not simply throw them away. It is better to store them so that you can plant them in the next season. But how does that work exactly and what do you have to pay attention to? First, it is very important that the seeds are stored in a dark place, since the action of light would, in the worst-case scenario, trigger the germination. The best place to store the seeds is, for example, a drawer or a cupboard. Of course, you should not store the seeds loosely there, but packed well. To avoid the incidence of light as far as possible, the storage in a film can or a dark bag can offer the necessary protection. The temperature also plays a crucial role, it must not rise above 38 ° C, so that the germination capacity of the seeds does not suffer. What you should pay attention to when storing the seeds, we have listed again for you here:
The variety from which the well-known cayenne pepper is extracted, is not particularly difficult to grow. This can even be succeeded on your own private balcony. To a large extent, this is due to the small size of the plant. After a period of about four months, you can already harvest a high-yielding crop. You can certainly reduce the time span by influencing the germination phase of the seeds. If this is shortened, then this will have a positive influence on the entire cultivation time. If you cannot make the seeding in time this season, you can store these seeds for the next year.
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