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Marconi Red Pepper (80-90 Days)

Long tapered Italian peppers with thin walls, a crunchy texture, and come in three beautiful colors. Red is the sweetest with the beautiful shaded purple having a more deep pepper flavor and the golden offers a gentle sweetness. Plants flourish with fruits that are great for frying, stuffing, or sliced into rings for salads. 

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slow 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 the 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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    Melody W.
    United States
    I recommend this product
    Marconi Red Peppers

    Good service. Great germination on the pepper seeds. Started harvesting the 2nd week in July.

    FRANK M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    everything is going well I have planted them in my garden

    Great and it was easy

    Emilio G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Red Marconi

    Iam still harvesting smaller peppers than the first passes Incredible resistance to pests in our tropical climate

    Mozelle H.
    United States
    Great Italian Pepper

    I grew this pepper in a large container last year. It was prolific, sweet and wonderful. I picked the last perfect pepper in September.

    Dave S.
    Indianapolis, IN

    I have been growing MARCONI RED PEPPER's since the 1980's. They are an Italian sweet pepper variety. They are a large bull horn shaped pepper. I like to hollow out the seeds and stuff them with sausage, meat, rice and tomato sauce and bake them. The downside to these peppers is that they produce only a small limited quantity of peppers. The quality is great, the hardiness is temperamental and they are the largest pepper plant I grow in my garden which is undesirable. I am growing them again this year and I recommend them.