The Long Slim is a highly popular variety of Cayenne pepper seeds for its culinary uses. Frequently used in Cajun style recipes and sauces. Plants are an abundant producer of slender fruits that can reach about six inches in length and have a thin skin. Excellent used fresh or ground into powder for seasoning your recipes. Plants grown from these Long Slim Cayenne pepper seeds average about 24″ in height, grow quite bushy, and rarely require additional staking. Fruit ripens from green to red and can be used in either color but the best flavor develops when fully ripened on the plant. We grow these peppers every year to keep our pantry stocked with fresh Cayenne pepper powder. You won’t be disappointed with this classic cayenne pepper. Although this is the go-to red pepper for culinary use you might also want to check out our Golden Cayenne pepper seeds.
Starting Long Slim Cayenne Pepper Seeds
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.