“Traditionally, dried crushed red pepper is made using cayenne peppers. Cayenne peppers are not only the best peppers for crushed red pepper, they are one of the easiest, most prolific peppers to grow in the vegetable garden.”
Last year I grew this plant and got 1 pepper on the whole plant all year. Just 1! This year the plant is overflowing thanks to Clark’s advice to water my pepper plants with epsom salt. When I finish picking all the peppers I will dry them in a low oven, crush them and have homemade crushed red pepper flakes which I love!