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Sweet Pepper - Mega Marconi

$2.95

Capsicum annuum

Pepper breeder extraordinaire Doug Jones has pulled off a real winner with this pepper. A de-hybridized version of Seminis's "Giant Marconi", this variety has a compact habit and retains heavy fruit set of tender-skinned Lamuyo peppers. This lot was grown by Doug Jones himself for us, and he says this pepper has an, “earlier, more concentrated yield compared to all Italian frying types I’ve tried".
Mega Marconi is a long, red, Italian style pepper with a blunt tip. Fruits are about 2” by 9” in size, and are sweet and delicious green, but ripen even sweeter with a bit of a smoky undertone. Cooking enhances their wonderful flavor. Very productive! In good soil, plants produce 12-15 fruits each.
A big “thank you” to Doug Jones for his tireless work in plant breeding and selection to help create new varieties that will perform in our changing climate, and for keeping them open-sourced and available to everyone to grow and enjoy.

SMALL FARM GROWN by Doug Jones at Common Ground Ecovillage, Mebane, NC

Planting Information

 

Approx. Seeds per PacketAverage packet weight 
 
Seeds / gram 
 
Average seeds / oz
 
60
 
0.5 gram 
 
120
 
3,300
 
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost65-85°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingDays to Harvest 
Transplant1/4"NA70
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
18-24"8-25Annual3-5 years