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Product Description:

65 days. No more waiting for the sweet-spicy flavor of a high-quality cayenne! Arapaho ripens well before other cayennes and delivers 8–9 inch long, wrinkled fruit that starts out green and ripens to brilliant red. The compact, vigorous plants are high yielding and provide excellent leaf cover to protect the fruit against sunscald.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Amazing cayenne variety!

This is one of the best peppers I've grown. I got a massive harvest of beautiful, 9" peppers that were flavorful and hot. These are great for powder, chili, pickling... an all-around fantastic pepper!

Rock Star

In my Zone 6a ( W. PA) garden, hot peppers can be very lazy about putting out yields and ripening. Not this one!!! I grow these ordered transplants in a large pot on a south facing deck and they seem very happy, pumping out many beauties on strong plants way earlier than any of my other hot peppers; long and beautiful and so tasty. Hot: yes, but sweetness as well. And so ornamental; ruby red, long and crinkled. Just love it.

Great Pepper

These bad boys produce extremly well. They appear to varying accounts of how hot they really are a lot of info compare them to hot jalapeños. Some were about that and some were way hotter more like a Serrano or hotter. They have more of a wall and are much sweeter than the basic cayenne. I gave away a few at work and they were a hit and just about everyone is going to save the seeds and grown their own next year. This is a must grow in my opinion.

Beautiful as well as delicious

Love these peppers. They are so pretty! We are in pacific nw "maritime"�. They had a decent yield, no problems at all, and are flavorful. My daughter says she will get them every year just for how pretty they are. She puts them on veggie and herb gifts. We used in salsa and dried for red chili flakes.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Soil Temp for Transp 65°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 24–30"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 140
Seed Life 2 years

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm-season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS* | Bacterial Leaf Spot
Pc | Phythium Root Rot
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
RK | Root-Knot
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV* | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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