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Cayenne Pepper -- Long Red

Capiscum annuum ‘longum’
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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 Jul 7 to 2001 Jul 182002 Aug 24 to 2002 Oct 162003 Jul 4 to 2003 Jul 252004 Jun 16 to 2004 Jul 192005 Aug 16 to 2005 Oct 252006 Jun 30 to 2006 Nov 12007 Jun 14 to 2007 Sep 72008 Jun 24 to 2008 Aug 292009 Jul 10 to 2009 Aug 42012 Jul 20 to 2012 Oct 242013 Jul 19 to 2013 Oct 302016 Aug 5
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