Chile – Purple Cayenne

The Purple Cayenne produces dark purple fruits that are about 4-6 inches long and are very hot. Great when used in salsas or stir fry. They can also be pickled and some people just grow them as an ornamental pepper. The flavor is slightly sweeter than the red variety of cayenne. Purple Cayenne chile plants grow just over two feet tall and are very productive.


Other Names: Cayenne Pueple

Flowers: Purple Cayenne has white flowers

Fruit: Purple

Lifecycle: 2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)

Height: Purple Cayenne grows between 2-3 feet tall.

Diameter: Purple Cayenne has about 2 foot diameter spread

Heirloom: yes

Container Planting: yes

Cultural Requirements:

Soil: Well drained

Spacing: 2 feet

Sun: Partial to full sun

Water: as needed

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