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22 July 2014

Capsicum annuum

The Shepherds Ramshorn is a large sweet variety that originated in Spain but now is mainly cultivated in Italy. On the Brix sweet scale, which determines sugar content in fruits and vegetables, it scores higher than the Corno di Toro and Marconi Red varieties. However, it does take longer to mature than those peppers. In the seed tissue it will have a detectable mild heat. This pepper is aproductive pepper plant, especially in cooler shorter summer seasons and it does well in the wet northeast. It is used to make sweet sauces, raw in salads, roasting and stuffing. The Shepherds Ramshorn chile plants can grow between 2 to 3 feet tall.


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