CAPSICUM Marconi Red

Stock: 288 Available

Capsicum annum

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub 60 cm

Seed per packet: 25

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An heirloom Italian variety with a medium thick flesh with a sweet and juicy flavour. A gourmet capsicum ideal for roasting or frying; fruits are similar to bell peppers but elongated 16-25 cm long and up to 6 cm in diameter. Harvested green or red after 70-90 days

Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.

Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.

Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer
Cold: Spring to Summer

Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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