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Red Rocket Cayenne

  • Red Rocket cayenne pepper is a variety of chili pepper known for its bright red color, long and slender shape, and high heat level. It is a popular pepper for adding spice to dishes, sauces, and marinades, and is commonly used in many cuisines around the world.


    Red Rocket cayenne pepper typically grows up to 6 inches in length, and has a heat level of around 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units, which makes it hotter than jalapeno peppers, but milder than habanero peppers.



    Days to Maturity: 75 Days

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Choose a location: Red Rocket cayenne peppers prefer full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. They grow best in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. If you are growing Red Rocket cayenne peppers in containers, choose a pot that is at least 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep.

    • Plant seeds or seedlings: Red Rocket cayenne pepper seeds can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost or directly in the garden bed after the danger of frost has passed. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep and 2-3 inches apart. When transplanting seedlings, space them 18-24 inches apart.

    • Provide proper care: Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, following the manufacturer's instructions. Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Monitor the plants for pests and disease, and take appropriate action if necessary.

    • Harvest the peppers: Red Rocket cayenne peppers are typically ready to harvest 70-80 days after planting. The peppers are mature when they are bright red, firm, and around 6 inches in length. Use a pair of scissors or pruning shears to cut the peppers off the plant, leaving a short stem attached.

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