'De Cayenne' Pepper Seeds | By Plant Theory

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'De Cayenne' Pepper Seeds | By Plant Theory
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'De Cayenne' Pepper Seeds | By Plant Theory

Spice up your dishes with our capsicum annuum Hot Chilli Pepper "De Cayenne" seeds. These plants produce good crops of small red slender chilli peppers with just enough bite to heat up stews, stir fries, and salads. For best results grow in a greenhouse, however smaller, later crops can be grown in a sunny sheltered location outdoors.

Rating: 30,000-50-000 SHU

CAUTION: Can irritate eyes and skin.


Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 60
Sow Indoors February - April
Sow Outdoors February - April
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time July - October
Hardiness Half-Hardy Annual


Fiery Flavour
Great In Stews, Stir Fries & Salads
High Yields
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Chilli peppers are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is half-hardy and needs protection from frost.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots 30cm (12in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in a sheltered sunny position.
  • Soil Types: sow in warm, well-drained soil.

Germination Requirements: germinate in a heated propagator or plastic bag.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 2.5cm (1in) apart and cover with a fine sprinkling of seed-starting mix.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow plants a minimum of 40cm (16in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones and dig in plenty of compost.

Thinning: when seedlings are around 2.5cm (1in) high, thin out to leave 1 seedling per hole.

Pest Control: remove any slugs, snails, and greenflies/ whiteflies; you can also use a weak soap solution or copper tape or rings.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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