Sweet Pepper 'Marconi Rosso'

Pepper 'Marconi Rosso' is a so called red-horn pepper. It is large, sweet and prolific and for all these reasons one of the very few red peppers I grow. More
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Pepper 'Marconi Rosso' (organic) is a so called red-horn pepper. It is 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.

Genus Capsicum annuum
Variety Marconi Rosso
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Sweet Pepper, Red-Horn Pepper
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50-62cm (20-25in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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.
Care Tips Perfect for growing in a green-house, in pots or in the ground. Fertilize well and water moderately. Will need staking.
Storing Store in a plastic bag in the fridge for several days, or chop and freeze for up to 6 months.
Harvesting July - October. Can be picked green or red.
Cooking Notes Eat raw, or roast, pickle, grill or stuff. Or try in Sarah's Tricolour pepper caponata recipe.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 22nd August 2017 by Annie Hazell

I thought I'd try growing these as I've had success with chilli plants before. Plants are quite small but have a good crop of really healthy looking fruits, not quite as long as in the picture. Currently all still green so I'm hoping they will ripen as I can't eat green peppers, they make me ill!! Funnily enough this year the chillis have been rather disappointing.