We harvested our Cayenne Chillies very late this season. The peppers hung on the bushes and turned a brilliant red by March, but we did not harvest them fully until June this year.
We had been picking fresh chillies as early as November from the same bushes, so it goes to show what a prolific variety the Long Cayenne is for all round Australian conditions.
Just a note that this variety is not for the faint hearted. They are very hot, especially once they have turned red in colour.
We find that 1-2 full chillies with seeds is about enough to put the heat into most dishes, unless of course you are one of those rare people who can literally swallow fire, in which case you may need to double the recipe!
For those of us living in cooler areas you can sow these seeds from August in pots inside and then transplant out into the garden once the weather warms up. In warmer areas you can sow these most of the year.
We harvest then dry the bulk of our chillies in the sun for a few weeks. They then go into the processor and are turned into chilli flakes. This year we ended up with enough flakes to last several years.
Grow Dynamix have Cayenne Chilli seeds available now.