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The Ghost of Cayenne Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Chinense/Annuum - Sweet & Hot

The Ghost of Cayenne Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Chinense/Annuum - Sweet & Hot

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Chinense

Scovilles: 300,000


The Ghost of Cayenne is a unique hybrid between a Ghost pepper and a Cayenne; it's an original cross that I created 6 years ago, and is now mostly stable; every so often there may be a slight variation in shape, but the flavour and heat is very consistent. This pepper is a perfect combination of the heat of a ghost pepper, and the sweetness of a Cayenne. The plants grow to be about 3 feet tall, and 2 feet wide, and produce a heavy crop of really hot peppers that taste sweet, fruity, and a little bit floral. The plants are quite vigorous, and can tolerate many different weather conditions. They are among the first peppers to ripen, and one of the last to stop. The pods taste amazing fresh, make an excellent hot sauce, and can be dried and ground into powder too.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start The Ghost of Cayenne pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 4-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. Due to This variety's compact size, these peppers are perfectly suited for growing in pots or containers; I recommend using a 5 gallon pot or larger. These peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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