Cayenne Pepper -- Long Red

Capiscum annuum longum

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Jefferson first planted this pepper at Shadwell, his birthplace, in 1767 (just before his twenty-fourth birthday) and included them among the hundreds of plants listed in his garden calendar for 1812. This versatile tropical fruit is used in cooking - fresh or dried - as a hot, spicy flavoring. The green or ripe pods can be pickled, used in chili vinegar, and in pepper-sauce and salsa. The glossy red fruits are also desirable in decorations and dried-flower arrangements.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): White, Reds (fruit) Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009282,-78.452409

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jul 7 – Jul 182002: Aug 24 – Oct 162003: Jul 4 – Jul 252004: Jun 16 – Jul 192005: Aug 16 – Oct 252006: Jun 30 – Nov 12007: Jun 14 – Sep 72008: Jun 24 – Aug 292009: Jul 10 – Aug 42012: Jul 20 – Oct 242013: Jul 19 – Oct 30