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Capsicum annuum "Thunder Mountain Longhorn"

Thunder Mountain Longhorn chilli plant

Thunder Mountain Longhorn

Thunder Mountain Longhorn ripe chillies

Notes

A very long name for a very long chilli which is reputedly the longest in cultivation. The name derives from a mountain range in the Chinese province of Guizou where the chillies originate. The pungency is estimated to be in the 2k - 5k SHU range.

The plants are tall and untidy, and do not really justify the space they occupy.

Thunder Mountain Longhorn chillies

Culinary

Tradionally dried, smoked, and ground to give a mild chilli powder. Can also be used fresh, but is rather bland.



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