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Sweet pepper 'Corno di toro'    

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Corno di toro is a popular variety of Sweet pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Corno di toro'). 'Corno di toro' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Kelly green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Bull’s Horn, traditional Italian summer favorite. Tall, branching plants bear heavy sets of spectacular, 8 o 12 inch long, curved, tapered, and pointed shiny peppers whose thick, sweet flesh colors up to bright yellow or vivid red. These colorful, flavorful big beauties are perfectly delicious fresh or use for roasting and grilling.

Thick “bulls horn” type – extremely productive – stake well. Good pepper for frying and cooking.

Corno di toro grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Corno di toro is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.96 feet (that's 91.0 cm in metric) with a erect-like habit.

Italy is believed to be where Corno di toro originates from.

Corno di toro Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Corno di toro have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. 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

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