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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.
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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: 
July 7, 2001 to July 18, 2001August 24, 2002 to October 16, 2002July 4, 2003 to July 25, 2003June 16, 2004 to July 19, 2004August 16, 2005 to October 25, 2005June 30, 2006 to November 1, 2006June 14, 2007 to September 7, 2007June 24, 2008 to August 29, 2008July 10, 2009 to August 4, 2009July 20, 2012 to October 24, 2012July 19, 2013 to October 30, 2013August 5, 2016 to October 14, 2016

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