Cayenne peppers are excellent flavoring for chili and hot sauces and can be dried or ground for spice or pepper flakes (often used for pizza). You can also use them to give your salads a kick by using them to make flavored oil or vinegar. Cayenne peppers are generally hotter than a jalapeno, so they are a great addition to the garden for those of us that like a spicy condiment. This packet contains cayenne peppers that will turn red, yellow, or purple and reach 4”-6” long by ½” to ¾” wide when mature, but you can begin to pick the immature green peppers when they are at least 1” long. The growing plants are very decorative in the garden with what seems like hundreds of peppers on each plant! If you don’t eat them all before the end of summer, you can string the dried peppers to use as an attractive southwest decoration.