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Cayenne - Las Cruces NuMex Seeds

Cayenne - Las Cruces NuMex Seeds

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It's back! A great pepper for ground cayenne pepper or making fresh hot sauces. It is the result of crossing two of the best cayennes grown in New Mexico and was released in 2010. It has the earliness and large fruits of ‘Large Red Thick’ with the high yield of ‘Mesilla’. NuMex Las Cruces Cayenne is used fresh, dried, or chopped fresh and mixed with ≈20% salt and then allowed to ferment. The resulting “mash” is the key ingredient in Louisiana-style hot sauces. This pepper is a high-yielding, high-heat, cayenne pepper with resistance to beet curly top virus. Fruit can be 6” long and over 1” wide and matures to bright red. Plants grow 24” – 35” tall.

Capsicum annuum (76 days) Heat Level: Very Hot  Scoville: 17,400  Open-pollinated / Non-GMO     Packet contains 10 seeds

 

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 24” apart or into large 3-gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are red. 


All of our seeds are GMO-free.

 

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Don Strano
Great addition

I added these to my garden last year. This summer I got great full pods with just the right amount of heat. What a great addition to my hot sauce. Has added a bright flavor and spice. I will keep these on my list.

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Ginger Pepperhead
Delicious

These are nice and hot and prolific, I love their bright red color. I just made up a batch of your no-peel canned salsa recipe with apples and threw in a whole bunch of these thrown in, and it's nice and spicy and DELISH. I love the idea of using my abundance of apples from our apple tree in something spicy for a change. :) Thanks for all your great hot pepper recipes!

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Wanda S.
Best Cayenne Pepper

Very productive, great flavor.

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Tommy
Best Cayenne seeds

Grew these this past summer, very productive plants with lots of bright red cayenne peppers. They also dried easily on the counter, I have them in jars and saving to grind into fresh hot pepper flakes as I need them. It goes fast around here, I love to put cayenne flakes on nearly everything.

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