The Old Farmer's Almanac Organic Long Slim Cayenne Pepper Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Vegetable Seeds

Hot, zesty Long Slim Cayenne Peppers pack a bit more kick than traditional cayennes. They are fast-maturing with bushy plants that produce abundant peppers ideal for cooking and drying. Premium, non-GMO, open pollinated, heirloom, organic Long Slim Cayenne Pepper Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are packed for the current growing season.

  • $5.95

Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

Peppers thrive in fertile, organically rich, well-drained soil with lots of sun and heat. Start 2-3 seeds per hole, indoors 4-6 weeks before the final spring frost or outdoors in warmer climates. After 6-8 weeks, harden outside and transplant the best seedlings to your garden or pots. Water regularly; but do not over-water. Peppers produce abundantly; and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy. Snip ripe peppers off the bush with a bit of stem attached.

Hot, hotter or hottest? These peppers have a Scolville Heated Unit rating of 30-50 thousand so they pack a punch; but if you're looking for more heat, just leave them on the bush to ripen longer. Enjoy!

For best results harvest peppers after they've turned red on the bush.

Are Your Seeds Heirloom? What are Heirloom Seeds?
Heirloom Seeds (sometimes called Heritage Seeds) are open pollinated vegetable and herb seed strains that have been planted, grown and harvested for several generations (usually more than 30 or 50 years depending on the variety) with consistent results. Heirloom seeds are always non-GMO and are never hybrids. All of our vegetable and herb seeds are heirloom seeds.

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Organic Cayenne Pepper Seeds (Long Slim)

UPC Code 850008688522
Seed Count Approximately 100 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Organic, Non-GMO, Heirloom, Vegetable
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 3-11
Scientific (Latin) Name Capsicum annuum
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Spring (Outdoors)
Planting Depth 1/4 Inch
Plant Spacing 12-18 Inches
Row Spacing 18-24 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun
Moisture Preference Water regularly; but do not over-water.
Time to Germination 7-21 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 75-90 Days
Growth Habit Sturdy, Upright
Plant Height 18-36 Inches
Fruit / Vegetable Size 5-6 Inches
Support Required Will benefit from staking and support
Re-Seeding Harvest This Year's Seeds for Replanting Next Year