Cowhorn pepper gave me a rush?

SoCarRob (Zone 7)August 6, 2014

So I went out and picked a green cowhorn off my plant a bit ago. I ate it fresh instead of my usual cooking it in olive oil and to mu surprise it was hot. And I mean really hot! So much so that I got light headed. I've never experienced that before from eating a pepper. Cowhorns aren't supposed to be that hot. 20 minutes later and I could still feel the heat. Strange from a pod that isn't supposed to be much hotter than a jalapeno.

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ronnyb123(Zone 9)

Never grew cowhorn. I heard they were not hot so maybe yours came out as a hybrid or maybe the plant was stressed and produced hotter pods.

Got a picture?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 12:47AM
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toolstack

My grandparents grew them, I remember getting a hot one every now and then.
Randal

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 3:09AM
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SoCarRob (Zone 7)

Here's an 11 inch pod on the plant.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 8:00PM
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SoCarRob (Zone 7)

Here's the plant.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 8:03PM
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toolstack

Wow nice pod! Plant looks good and healthy to. Good job!
Randal

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 9:46PM
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dac596(5b)

Looks like a cayenne to me. Like a Joe's Long.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 2:06PM
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SoCarRob (Zone 7)

I looked those up, but these appear to be much thicker than those. However the heat level doesn't match what a cowhorn should be. This is a bonnie plants "cowhorn pepper" and it does match what they have on their website as far as appearance. So who knows, could be a cross or my growing conditions could have made it hotter than normal, or it could have been mislabeled. Either way they are very tasty!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 8:26AM
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