I figured I would save seeds and start them myself next year from my best plants. Made sense to me. To do this I knew I had to dry them really well before bagging them, bag needs a label, and I put a few grains of rice in to finish the drying just in case the seeds wanted to rot. You don't need many seeds at all. This pile of drying cayenne peppers came from just six plants-enough for years of spicing, so I really only needed to just keep one or two seeds. I started drying them on a stump that I could see sucking the moisture out of the seeds immediately.
Really, why buy them when you can grow them? It's not hard but not that easy at the same time. More on that later!
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.