Long Slim Cheyenne


Capsicum annuum

Medium to hot!

Probably one of the most well-known peppers in South Africa. If you are looking for a good medium to hot pepper for pickling sauces or just drying, this is the pepper for you. Good yields on compact bushes. Can be picked green or red depending on your preference. To make your own Cheyenne pepper that has not been subjected to the inside of a nuclear power plant dry these out and simply grind them down.

Seed count: Approximately 25 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 60+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety is suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space, and has a bush or compact growth habit.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 18°C
  • Average germination in days: 10+ days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Tender/Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 50 cm/80 cm
  • Days to harvest: 110 days
  • Seed treatment: Hot and Extreme Chillies, as well as Brinjals, are real heat lovers, without bottom heat germination can be slow and erratic. Bottom heat is generally applied using a heating pad or an old electric blanket. The seedling trays should be lifted 1-2 cm above the heating pads so as not to overheat the seeds.

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