Also known as the cowhorn hot pepper, the Cow Horn Hot Peppers are named after their shape and relation to, you guessed it, a cow's horn. These large thick-walled cayenne peppers are large and thick-walled with a heat that is fairly mild. The Cow Horn chili is a long, slender, curved pod that is phenomenal for making sauces and drying to turn them into pepper flakes. We recommend cooking with this pepper because its heat is family-friendly, so the Cow Horn is also great for pickling, hot sauces, salsas, and many more culinary uses.
Cow Horn peppers start out as green, then turn to red as they ripen. The Cow Horn pepper plant produces pods can grow up to 8" to 10” long and 1" wide. That’s three Jalapeños to match the total length of the average Cow Horn pepper! These chiles are an excellent choice for those who want to take their produce to market and those who want to grow these at a smaller scale in home gardens. The Cow Horn plant grows up to 3 feet tall.
Want more heat? Look into the Cayenne, Serrano, Shishito, and Santa Fe.
Fun Fact: The cowhorn pepper (a.k.a. cow horn or cown-horn) is one of the largest chilis in the world!
Heat Level: 2,500-5,000 + SHUs
Origin: South America
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
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