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Pepper 'Marconi Rosso' (organic) is a so called red-horn pepper , large, sweet and prolific and for all these reasons one of the very few red peppers I grow. For most, the balance between the TLC required and the amount they produce is not in the pepper's favour, but that's not so with this productive and tasty kind.
|Variety:||Pepper 'Marconi Rosso' - organic (Capsicum annuum, Heirloom variety)|
|Type:||Half-Hardy Annual||Site:||They flourish in a sunny, sheltered position on a south facing wall, in fertile, well-drained soil. Or grow in a green-house, in pots or in the ground.||Sowing:||Sow under cover February - March. These need a long growing season. Pot on and plant out when the frosts are over and the plants are about 10cm high. If planting outside, leave cloche in place for 2 weeks after planting to allow plants to settle in.||Height:||50-62cm (20-25in)||Spacing:||45cm apart.||Care tips:||Fertilize well and water moderately.||Harvest:||July - October. Can be picked green or red.||Storing:||Store in a plastic bag in the fridge for several days, or chop and freeze for up to 6 months.||Cooking Notes:||Eat raw, or roast, pickle, grill or stuff. Or try in Sarah's Tricolour pepper caponata recipe.|