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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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.
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 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.
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