|The cultivar, 'Mesilla' is a 10 inch long, cayenne pepper, tapered, light green maturing to red. Medium hot flavor. Matures in 70 days.
C. annuum should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow the seeds in sandy soil and give them warmth. Transplant 12-16 inches apart. Likes a fertilizer treatment once a month. To keep compact, pinch leaves on young plants. Full sun produces best growth and fruiting results.