Curly cayenne

scott123456(5)June 3, 2014

My golden cayennes are as straight as an arrow. However, I also have a different variety of cayenne that I got in a trade and they are very curly. I have found conflicting information on the internet about whether this is a characteristic of the variety or if it is due to environmental stress. What is your thought? Also, if it is a characteristic of the variety can I tell which variety I have?

Thanks,
Scott

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ronnyb123(Zone 9)

Pictures would be nice.

I believe you could have the Ristra Cayenne. Curling is characteristic of this hybrid species.

Here is a link that might be useful: Curling Cayenne

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:48AM
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scott123456(5)

Golden cayenne

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 8:13AM
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scott123456(5)

Mystery cayenne

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 8:15AM
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ronnyb123(Zone 9)

yea, looks like Rista Cayenne. thats how they looked when I grew them. Very Curly.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:05AM
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salevene

Not sure exact species, but I have a red cayenne that does that too. Doesn't seem to affect the nice flavor or heat that it has..

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 11:55AM
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kuvaszlvr

I have Long Red Slim Cayenne and they do that all the time. I just picked 3 that looked like that.
Pam

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:53PM
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scott123456(5)

Ok thank you. It doesn't really matter I was just curious. It looks like the straight one might be the outlier.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 12:37PM
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northern_hab

I grew some that looked like that a few years ago. The tag said they were "Hybrid Hungarians"

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 12:40PM
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Phantom2487

Mine looked like that when they were small and I thought nothing of it as I've always seen curly peppers before.

Not sure on specific genetics, but I got these cayennes from a rather respected local greenhouse (that does mostly organic and some hybrid plants).

They curled around everything, stems, leaves, each other, and even the cage, so might want to check them once and a while to make sure that you won't need to break them to get em free.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 2:08PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

We were visiting a farm yesterday. They were selling peppers tagged as Cayenne that were all curly. I was thinking that they are mislabeled, as I have always envisioned Cayenne as smooth and straight. BUT now I know that I have been wrong. Live and learn !

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:59PM
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