Marconi Red - Sweet Pepper Seeds - Organic


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Looking for an heirloom pepper that is great for roasting, frying, stuffing or slicing raw for salads? Look no further than the Marconi Red Pepper! This Italian heirloom produces large elongated red peppers that can grow up to 12″ long with a 3″ diameter. The fruits will start off green and eventually turn red, with intermediate stages of yellow and orange. The Red Marconi Pepper has thin walls with a sweet and smoky flavor, making it a versatile pepper that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Peppers generally have long growing seasons and grow slowly during cool temperatures. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. A week before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Peppers are less cold tolerant than tomatoes.

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Days to Maturity: 70-85 from transplants, 100-120 from seed
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 9-14
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Row Spacing: 18-36"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 24-30"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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