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Corno Di Toro Pepper (Heirloom 72 Days)

Italian Heirloom. These bull’s horn peppers are a deep green turning to a vivid bright red, are exceptionally sweet and tasty. Fruits are 6-8” in length. Great for both fresh use and frying. 

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slow the germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch-off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with compost if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Jean W.
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Italian Frying Peppers

I have grown and harvested these peppers many times, they are always excellent :) Corno Di Toro peppers

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Love Your Seeds

I have been receiving your catalogs for over 20 years. I always love your selections, although I don't order as often as I used to. I have a much smaller garden these days. My peppers are thriving even in the heat of LIttle Rock AR. Keep offering varieties that I cannot find anywhere else. I wish you much future success. B.Maddalone

Fairview Heights, IL
Corno Di Toro Peppers

Excellent! In this climate the bells tend to rot before they mature, but these hold up beautifully! Huge yield. I find the reds resist any mold better than the yellows, but the yellows are so pretty streaked with the green! I grow enough for me, the family and the food pantry with no spraying, no chemicals of any kind.

Dave S.
Indianapolis, IN
Corno Di Toro Pepper

I have been growing this variety since the 1980's it is an Italian variety sweet pepper. The plant is large, very productive, yields lots of larger sized peppers. They turn from green to red. Some of them are large enough to stuff with meat and rice, etc. I usually grow this variety in tandem with Marconi and Jimmy Nardellos'. Down size in my view it is a larger pepper plant. It is very dependable. I am growing it again this year.

D B.
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Only one seed germinated.