CAPSICUM Marconi Red
Stock: 289 Available
Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub 60 cm
Seed per packet: 25
An heirloom Italian variety with a medium thick flesh with a sweet and juicy flavour. A gourmet capsicum ideal for roasting or frying; fruits are similar to bell peppers but elongated 16-25 cm long and up to 6 cm in diameter. Harvested green or red after 70-90 days
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer
Cold: Spring to Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.