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Vegetables M Mark April 12, 2017 6656
I grow mild Cayenne peppers as a substitute for capsicums
Overall rating
 
5.0
Easy to Grow?
 
5.0
Taste
 
5.0
Disease & Pest Resistance
 
5.0
Productivity
 
5.0
This mild Cayenne chilli pepper plant is one of the best chilli plants I have ever grown. I like hot chillies but my kids don't and cooking with this chilli has been a great compromise in our home. 

We also have fruit fly pests here in SEQ which makes growing thicker walled capsicums almost impossible without fully netting the garden beds and/or fruits. However, fruit fly don't usually sting the thinner walled chilli fruit so growing a mild variety turns into a good substitute for regular capsicums/sweet peppers. 

The plants fruit all spring and summer - the more you pick them the more fruit will grow! One or two plants are plenty for most people but if you're into making lots of curries with grounded and pounded chillies then perhaps several plants are the go.      

Plant Knowledge Base

I grow/have grown this plant

Where is this plant growing?

In Ground/Raised Bed

What is your Climate?

Organically Grown?

Yes

Fertilisers, Organics, or Other Supplements Used

Blood and bone (organic)

Favourite way to prepare/eat

I use these chillies for mild curries, pickling, eating fresh, sauces, and as a substitute to bigger capsicums/sweet peppers because they don't get stung by fruit fly but arn't hot so are still good to use for general eating.

Pros & Cons

Pros
Fruit fly safe
Tasty large fruit (mild)
Prolific bearer
No staking required
Fast grower
Good disease resistence

Would You Grow this Plant Again?

Yes

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