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Sweet pepper 'Red marconi'   

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Red marconi'), Red marconi is a variety of Sweet pepper. 'Red marconi' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Medium candy apple red and   Kelly green.

Heirloom deep red frying pepper. High yields. 72-92 days, but can be earlier. Fruits are 6-12" long and 2-4" wide at the top. Carefully cut off short piece of stem with fruit to avoid damaging plant.

An annual/perennial, so it will last at least a year and up to several years in its native climate. Red marconi is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a erect-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Italy is believed to be where Red marconi originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Red marconi Sweet pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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How to grow Red marconi

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Days To Maturity: 70—85, Height At Maturity: 20"—26" 1 Plants are resistant to Potato Virus Y and Tobacco Mosaic Virus.2

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red marconi is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Red marconi in potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Red marconi from seed

Soil Temperature: 75—85°F, Days To Germinate: 6—15 1

Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red marconi about 32 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red marconi

Start this pepper in two in. containers. When seedlings are about three inches long it is time to transplant them to the ground. Make a hole twice the size of the container and place the seedling even with the ground. Press gently around the stem and water well.

As Red marconi is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Red marconi

Harvesting this heirloom pepper is easy when they are turning red. They can be left on the plant until they are completely red and they will taste sweeter.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Sweet pepper Red marconi Etymology

Mar·co·ni (mär-kō’nē)-Italian engineer and inventor who in 1901 transmitted long-wave radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in physics. 3

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Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Red marconi'

Marconi red sweet pepper, Marconi Rosso

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