Sweet pepper 'Corno di toro'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

How to grow Sweet pepper 'Corno di toro'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.
When temperatures are sufficient, acclimate to outside.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Corno di toro 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. Ensure your soil is potting mix, loamy and silty and has a ph of between 5.5 and 8.5 as Sweet pepper is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Corno di toro from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Corno di toro about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Corno di toro

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.
When seedlings are 2 inches tall transplant 3 inches apart in deeper containers.

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 21°C / 70°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Corno di toro is a tender plant.

Harvesting Corno di toro

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Sweet pepper Corno di toro Etymology

Islero F1, Giallo

Other Names for Sweet pepper 'Corno di toro'

Corno di toro rosso, Bull’s horn, Cornos de torres