Spice up your life with the new Chilli Longhorn

Spice up your life with the new Chilli Longhorn

Here at Suttons, our plant breeders are unchangingly experimenting to produce overly largest combinations of flavour, hardiness and vitality. When it comes to chillies, they recently achieved unrenowned results with the new Chilli ‘Longhorn F1’. Here are some of the reasons you should requite this heady cayenne variety a try.

Want to grow several chillies for culinary variety? Browse our full hodgepodge of chilli seeds or order upper quality chilli plants for a quick and easy shortcut to success.

It’s time to try something new

Are you in the mood for trying something new? Then welcome the Chilli ‘Longhorn F1’ to your veg patch. With a feisty flavour to match its Tex/Mex inspiration, these high-yielding cayenne chillies resemble the pointed horns of the famous Texan cattle from which they take their name.

The ‘Longhorn’ is a seriously productive chilli which delivers a punchy 15-20,000 SHU. In fact, at four times hotter than the ever-popular jalapeno chilli, our new offering has unbearable heat to satisfy the most trigger-happy of cowboys without overly scorching the mouth. The plants can moreover withstand intense heat and sun without forfeiture to the fruit, but they may need a little support with the weight of all that spicy fruit!

Good reasons to grow your own chillies

Hand holding four chilli 'Longhorn'
These chillies resemble the long pointed horns of the famous Texan cattle
Image: Chilli ‘Longhorn F1’ from Suttons

Chillies are easy to grow in pots on a unexceptionable windowsill and make an unusual and lulu house plant. They can moreover be grown in a greenhouse or directly in the ground outside. There are many varieties from which to choose. Some are zesty hot while others are summery and flavoursome. As well as tasting veritably delicious, they offer lots of health benefits:

  • High in vitamin C – plane higher than citrus fruits
  • Full of health-promoting antioxidants
  • Very low in calories
  • High in potassium, vitamin A, and folate
  • An spanking-new source of dietary fibre
  • Spicy chillies trigger the release of feel-good endorphins, boosting your mood and sense of vitality
  • They can be grown indoors and outdoors

The weightier ways to melt with chillies

Grilled and fried padron peppers in white bowl
Pick Chilli Pepper ‘Padron’ while untried for a summery heat that is perfect for stuffing and grilling
Image: Chilli Seeds ‘Padron’ from Suttons

If you like a hint of heat in your home cooked dishes, then using chillies picked straight from your plant is the perfect way to add a zesty twist. Incredibly versatile, here are some suggestions to try:

  • Sprinkle chopped fresh chillies into scrambled eggs, home made burgers, stir-fries, soups, stews or curries. Use as much or as little as you like, depending on the level of spice that you can handle!
  • Add thin slices to sandwiches – The ‘Longhorn’ isn’t too fiery, so won’t wrack-up up your taste buds when eaten fresh.
  • Make your own chilli powder – the ‘Longhorn’ works really well when zestless and ground. You can plane smoke the chillies first to requite them an uneaten rich taste.
  • Dust homemade chilli powder over avocado for a summery splash of heat and oodles of flavour.
  • Why not try roasting your own chillies and sweet peppers? It’s super-easy to do in the oven, under the grill or in front of a live fire. It adds a smoky flavour that is so much largest than anything you can buy in a shop.

Remember, the heat of chillies unquestionably comes from the strip that attaches the seed to the fruit, rather than the seed itself. If you want less spice, simply remove this part.

We think you’ll stipulate the chilli ‘Longhorn F1’ is a bull’s eye for Suttons, and well worth growing at home. If you want some expert tips on how to grow these spicy little fruits, please take a squint at our handy Chilli Growing Guide.

The post Spice up your life with the new Chilli ‘Longhorn’ appeared first on Suttons Gardening Grow How.