Ziegenhorn Chili Seeds
Information: Ziegenhorn Chili means "goat horn" and is also known as `"cow horn" or "Corno di Toro". The fruits do indeed have the same shape, they are slightly curved pointed peppers with thick, juicy outer walls and an intense pepper flavour that is not spicy at all. The plant is highly fertile and very well-suited for potted cultivation, although it also thrives outdoors in sheltered positions. When ripe, these pointed peppers have a brilliant red colour and reach up to 20cm in length. They taste fantastic uncooked, added to salads or salsa, whilst their flavour makes them well-suited for barbecuing, pickling, cooking, frying and stuffing.
Care: Germination temperature is between 20°C and 28°C (germination period: 7-18 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Take care to place Corno di Toro chilies in a sunny position when planting them outside (do not do so until after the last frost). To keep them over the winter, cut them back by 20cm after harvesting and place them in a pot in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Optimum germinating temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 80-120cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||Curved pointed pepper, approx 6 x 18cm|
|Maturation period||70 - 80 days|