Cayenne Hot Pepper
Pre-1827 heirloom. Lots and lots of very hot peppers for drying, hot sauce, and cooking. Probably the easiest pepper to dry--makes beautiful ristras (dried pepper strings--a terrific gift, as well as a useful addition to your own kitchen.) If you are looking to make homemade "Tabasco", this would be a good choice. Early, easy to grow, and very dependable. The plant shown was in a pot on my driveway.
All kinds of exotic peppers have gotten media hype lately, and seed companies are always looking for novelties, so Cayenne peppers have been shoved aside a bit. I thought it was time to bring them back to the forefront. Just plain hot peppers. 3,500–5,000 Scoville units. 25 seeds
Cayenne is the standard hot pepper for pepper flakes, powder, and seasoning. It is also the standard medicinal pepper for arthritis rubs and taken in capsules for circulatory issues.