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Cheyenne Hot Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Cheyenne'

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Cheyenne Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Cheyenne') at Pesche's Garden Center

Cheyenne Hot Pepper fruit

Cheyenne Hot Pepper fruit

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A lovely high yielding, compact variety perfect for sunny gardens, patio containers and hanging baskets; well branched plants produces high yields of fruit, developing from green to bright orange; spicy and crisp, great for pickling, pizzas and preserves

Edible Qualities

Cheyenne Hot Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces green long peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are typically harvested when mature. The fruit will often fade to orange over time. The peppers have a spicy taste and a crunchy texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Pickling

Planting & Growing

Cheyenne Hot Pepper will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Cheyenne Hot Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Garden  Container  Basket 
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