50+ Seeds. The Cayenne pepper variety goes back centuries and is generally considered to be the best drying cayenne available. It's also great fresh. Cayenne fruit are long and slim with a glossy texture. The best source of "heat" available to the home chef and a traditional favorite in Italy. The Cayenne measures approximately 37,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale. Open-Pollinated, 72 days from transplant.