Curiosity: The word Cayenne seems to derive from Kian , the name of a bell pepper among the Tupi Indians in present-day French Guiana. Located on the northeastern coast of South America, this pepper is named after the Cayenne River or the country's capital, Cayenne.
This variety was first documented in 1493 and brought from Chile to Portugal by Christopher Columbus. According to an anonymous writer, one of his passengers, a man named de Cuneo, described how Native Americans ate chilies as if one were eating an apple.
Feature of fruits: The fruit of this beautiful and simple plant to grow is pendulous, elongated in shape with a narrow, round base and acute apex. The maximum fruit size is about 11-14 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. In the early stage, the fruit is dark green in color and gradually matures to a yellow ochre color.
Pepper Maremma recommends it: Chili pepper with low spiciness and mild flavor. Ideal on fish dishes, including raw and cold dishes such as salads and vegetables.
The aroma and taste are typical of bell pepper and traditional cayenne, but the aroma is more citrusy and the taste drier and more acidic.