Arapaho Hybrid Cayenne Pepper F1
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Arapaho Hybrid Cayenne Pepper F1


Arapaho Cayenne Pepper is a hybrid variety with early-maturity and heavy yields on compact plants. Fruits are 8-9″ long with thick walls, moderate heat, and sweet undertones. Capsicum annuum. 80 days to maturity.


Arapaho Cayenne Pepper is a hybrid, hot pepper variety that is early-maturing and can be harvested 10-14 days before standard cayenne pepper varieties. This is a high-yielding variety with fruits that average 8-9" long at maturity. The plants are compact, but will benefit from a trellis support as they become loaded with fruits.

Arapaho Cayenne Pepper is a great variety for frying or making salsa. The fruits are initially green and mature to a deep red, where the flavor is the most pronounced. These peppers have thick walls and are moderately hot (2,000-4000 Scoville units) with sweet tones.


Growing Information

Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Peppers do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seeds. Peppers grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.

If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting peppers, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Peppers can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.

Arapaho Cayenne Pepper Planting Information

Planting Method: transplant

When to Plant: after last frost

Planting Depth: 1/4″

Seed Spacing: 2′

Row Spacing: 3-4′

Days to Maturity: 80

Disease Resistance: None

Be sure to check out our Pepper Growing Guide to learn how to successfully grow peppers at home.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
robert osborne
5 out of 5

This is our second year growing them. Last year my wife and I did not now the peppers would be as large as the are and we picked them green because we ran out of patience. Well I gave my daughter-in-law a few plants and she let the peppers turn fully red. My wife canned the red ones and we enjoyed them all winter long! We bought more seeds this year and this time we are going to wait until they turn red. To say we are happy with the Arapaho is an under statement we love them. FYI we are not real big pepper eaters.