Cyklon Pepper

SKU: 0235A
$3.95 to $9.19

Item Details

Red hot Polish pepper. Well flavored tapered fruits are 5" long. Used extensively by the spice industry in Poland for drying due to its rather thin flesh.

  • 80 days from transplant
  • ±4,200 seeds/oz
  • Organic
  • Tapered fruits grow to 5 inches long
  • Hot pepper
  • Thin flesh makes it a good drying pepper

This variety works for:

  • Roasting
  • Salsa
  • Pickling
  • Drying

  • This pepper is: HOT

    Wear rubber gloves when processing hot peppers and do not touch your eyes. If you are sensitive to the heat, make sure to wear a mask over your mouth and nose and protect your eyes.

    Try adding this pepper to salsa recipes. It has a citrus, spicy flavor that is best enjoyed when the immature peppers are less than 3 inches long.

    You can also try making your own hot sauce with these peppers. Sauté them with olive oil, garlic, onion and salt, and after about 4 minutes add 2 cups of water. Heat the mixture for 20 minutes and then allow it to cool to room temperature before pureeing it in a food processor and adding vinegar.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.

  • Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
  • Germination: 14 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart
  • Light: Full Sun

Ratings & Reviews

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Sweet heat. Great for drying and spice.


I haven't grown these in a few years, but I remember them having a good sweetness when ripe. They are productive. I was caught off guard by the heat, though. According to the average scoville on these, they should be around the level of a Poblano. Mine were more closer to a Thin, Red Cayenne, or somewhere in between. I had a dozen plants and the heat was consistent, so it wasn't a cross-pollination issue that got me. Just giving a heads up. I did have a lower tolerance for heat at the time. These are thin-walled and can easily be made into flakes or powder.