Pepper, Marconi Rosso
"Marconi Rosso" is a large, tapering Sweet pepper that tastes very good when eaten green and tastes super sweet when red. Widely used in Italian cooking, delicious grilled with a bit of olive oil. Strong upright plants reach about 30" (76cm) and produce peppers 6-8" (15-20cm) long.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: For best results, sow indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost. Set transplants in the garden after the last frost. Can also be direct grown after soil warms.
THINNING: When seedlings are about 2 inches high, carefully cut weaker plants leaving strongest single plant per pot.
TRANSPLANTING AND SPACING: Harden off young plants and plant outdoors after weather has warmed markedly and all danger of frost and cold weather has passed. Plant 18-24 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks at 65 to 70 F. Keep soil moderately moist.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant peppers in sunny, well drained spot in the garden. Cover with hot-caps when young if cool nights are expected. Feed lightly with vegetable food every 4 weeks. Carefully cut off short piece of stem with fruit to avoid damaging plant.
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