pepper 'Dulce Italiano'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: tender
A meaty, bull horn type pepper that is used wildely all over Italy. It is a good all rounder and is also known as Corno di Toro. It produces fruits with a sweet taste and thin and they can be used when they are green or red.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow inside - February to April
Sow outside - March to May
(when the air temperature is above 5°C) sow 1.5cm deep
Harvest: June to December
Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost, to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse in April to June
When plants reach 20cm high, pinch out the tips to encourage more side shoots and therefore more peppers to form. Feed regularly with a high-potash tomato feed once the fruits begin to form, and as the plants grow larger they may benefit from some support.
Harvest: July to October
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