Iberia Cayenne Pepper
Iberia Cayenne Pepper is a hybrid, extra-long cayenne pepper variety with fruits up to 11″ long! Mild heat around 2,000 Scoville units. Peppers mature from green to red. Heavy producer with multiple harvests. Capsicum annuum. 70 days to maturity.
30 seeds per packet
Be sure to check out our Pepper Growing Guide to learn how to successfully grow peppers at home.
Iberia Cayenne Pepper is a hybrid cayenne pepper variety that makes extra-long fruits on productive plants. These fruits mature from green to red and average 11" long at maturity! This variety is great for a wide range of cooking applications. Use it to make sauces, add heat to any dish, or for making your own dried pepper flakes. It has a delicious flavor at full maturity when the fruits are red. The heat is mild around 2,000 Scoville units.
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.
Iberia 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: 70
Disease Resistance: Tobacco Mosaic Virus