I have struggled to obtain really good Cayenne chilli seeds last year, and infact this year also. With this in mind, I am trying to get seeds to germinate from the chillies I have still in stock from our freezer.
Taking a handful of chillies from a two year old crop that we are still using from the freezer. I sliced them open, extracted the seeds and sowed them in a good multi purpose compost, watered well, covered, labelled and left in the greenhouse. Hopefully some will germinate and produce those fabulous plants we had two years ago.
Planted today, only time will tell.