What are the pros? Falvor, Heat, Growth Habit
What are the cons? No reason to grow cayenne ;)
My first experience with Rooster Spur peppers was a plant purchased as a "red chili pepper" at a local Amish greenhouse in northern Michigan (LP). Unfortunately I wasn't a seed-saver at the time, and ended up having to figure out the variety on my own. Grew three last season and this was the one!
Has a very distinct flavor... reminds me of a thai chili or a different kind of cayenne. It doesn't have the bitter snap that some varieties can add (tobasco, jalepeno) .
Super easy to grow; very low-growing, mounded plant with peppers pointing straight up out of the foliage. Tasty and milder at the green stage, surprising heat when red-ripe.
In the fall we usually pick out a few favorite peppers to dig up and bring inside... this one does very well in a container, seems very happy as a potted perennial and looks great in terracotta in the kitchen... just remember to feed it!
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