A beautiful large red pepper, this old Italian variety is prized for its high yield and sweet, mildly spicy flavour. These peppers have distinctive, ribbed, saucer-like fruits, and grow prolific numbers of fruits on every plant. Perfect for stuffing and baking, as well as an addition to salads, garnishes or just snacking. Popular with home owners and gardeners who like to have a ready supply of peppers.
Planting: Year round in tropical climate; In temperate climates - Early spring, starting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior the last frost date and transplanting outdoors after the danger of last frost is gone. Challenging to grow in tropical climates.
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil.
Sowing Depth: ¼ inch (.6 cm) deep.
Spacing: 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart.
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Water frequently to keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Harvest: 80-90 days.