Purple Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum) is a rare variety with deep purple fruits on stunning purple-green plants.
Tall, stately plants with purple stems and purple-green leaves bear dozens of 2-3" long cayennes which ripen from deep purple-black to bright red. Great for drying. Moderately hot. 18-24" tall. 60-80 days. Open-pollinated.
Indigenous people in modern day Mexico domesticated chiles from their wild crop ancestor the Chiltepin thousands of years ago, adapting it into so many unique and delicious varieties. When the European colonizers came, they took chiles back to Europe, referring to them as peppers because of their spicy flavor, which reminded them of peppercorns. Now chiles are beloved and cultivated by cultures all over the world, and despite the devastating legacy of colonization, the descendants of their original seed stewards continue to persist and cultivate them today.
Grown in Tennessee.
Feb 26, 2022