Cowhorn Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Corno di Toro') in the Peppers Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Cowhorn Pepper
Give a thumbs up Bull's Horn Chile Pepper

Also sold as:
Corno di Toro Rosso
Corno Di Toro

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Italy

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Cuban
Italian Frying
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 8"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5-2"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 65 Green, 80 red.
Wall Thickness: Thick
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 0. (A few growers report mild heat
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18-30"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:46 PM

A long, curved, horn-shaped pepper whose name literally means "Horn of the Bull." These are mild and sweet, and are wonderful for roasting or grilling. I also like slicing the mature red fruits into rings, to add a great color and fruity flavor to salads. My kids particularly like them stuffed with cheese seasoned with buffalo wing seasoning.

I had good luck saving seed and planting in subsequent years with this pepper.

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Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 10:35 AM

Although I have been growing peppers for many years, I have not grown this variety until this year. When you look at pictures of varieties of plants you are
considering growing, you usually think, Oh, that won't get as big/as pretty/as whatever. The fruit on this variety DOES get as big as the picture! One fruit off of my plant measured 8 and one half inches long. Not a great big plant, but a heavy producer and beautiful to look at.

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