Thunder Mountain Longhorn
Thunder Mountain Longhorn pepper seeds are a great way to grow a variety that originates from the Thunder Mountain belt in Guizhou, China. This pepper is named after its place of origin, a fertile region known for the abundant growth of various types of chilies, fruits, and vegetables. It’s an heirloom pepper belonging to the C. annuum species and is recognized as the longest chili in the world, with lengths that can reach up to 40 cm.
This pepper is a real showstopper in the garden. The plants grow to about 75 cm tall and are prolific producers. They can be planted in large pots with stacks for support, making them versatile for different growing conditions. The peppers themselves are a sight to behold. I think of them as super long cayenne peppers. They hang down from the plant like spiraled pieces of rope with a horn-like tail end. Starting off as a light green color, they mature into a deep red, adding a vibrant touch to your garden.
Flavor Profile and Culinary Uses
When it comes to heat, the Thunder Mountain Longhorn is no slouch. It ranges between 20,000 and 40,000 Scoville Unit. But what sets it apart is its flavor. It has a fruity, sweet, and earthy taste that makes it more than just a hot pepper. In the kitchen, these peppers are incredibly versatile. They’re primarily used in Chinese cuisines but can also be dried, smoked, and ground to make a mild chili powder. They’re excellent for seasoning meat and fish dishes, and they even find their way into sauces.
So, if you’re looking to grow something unique and flavorful, TMLH seeds are a solid choice. Just remember, these peppers are not just about the heat; they bring a complex flavor profile that can elevate your dishes to the next level.
20,000 – 40,000 SHU. This is an estimate. Scoville ratings will change based on growing conditions.