Sweet Pepper 'Shepherds Rams Horn'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Shepherds Rams Horn
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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Heirloom

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 28, 2013, Turkeysong from Ukiah, CA wrote:

I got this seed some years ago, but regretably didn't save it. The plants made delicious peppers. Fairly thick walled and red. I liked them most for fermenting in a brine into pimento type peppers. They held up better to pickling than many varieties do, keeping a firm texture.

Neutral

On Jul 18, 2010, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I purchased these rare Shepherds Rams Horn pepper seeds from Gourmet Seeds International in 2010. I did not have any problems with insects (other than usual, with organic gardening). I did have to hide the ripening red peppers (with nylons or white mesh) from the mockingbirds. It's a delicious pepper, but it quit producing when our hot Florida summer started. The peppers were susceptible to sun scald as well. I think this would be a stellar pepper up north. It has sweet, thick flesh that I prefer to bells.

Neutral

On Dec 17, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rare Italian dark red bull's horn type pepper. So sweet the brix (Sugars) attracts insects and must be watched. Some say the sweetest of the long red Italian frying types. (68 days).

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