I’m growing cayenne peppers for the first time, and I have some questions. When would you use cayenne peppers fresh, and when would you roast them? Do they have to be red?
–Thomas D. (Dan) Aiken, GSEC, GSNA
Cayennes are almost always used in the dried, red form. However, in the green stage they can be used in salads, or to spice up soups and stews. They do not have to be roasted and peeled.