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Pepper (Sweet) Corno di toro Mixed

Traditional, large and elongated Spanish peppers with very sweet tasting, thick and succulent flesh. They are the ideal variety for stuffing or roasting, as well adding to salads, sauces and countless other dishes. Also known as Romano peppers they contain few seeds and are extremely rewarding and remarkably easy to grow.

Growing Advice

Grow your own Pepper sweet

Harvest sweet pepper as the are required, from July to October. Fresh peppers have the best possible flavour and the more mature they are the sweeter they become. Picking peppers at different stages of maturity will add a nice mix of colours to a dish.

Top Tips About Seeds

Once the seed packet has been opened, the seeds can be stored in an airtight container until required for further sowings. Pepper seeds will maintain their vigour for a good number of years.

Peppers are great for patio pots, however, for the earliest and largest crops possible grow plants in a greenhouse or polytunnel.

Pepper are usually trouble free but as with most plants it is important to water regularly and to allow the compost to almost dry out before watering again so that they are not over-watered. Sometimes greenfly or caterpillars can attack a plant but these can just be picked off and are unlikely to affect the quality of the harvest.

Harvest sweet pepper as the are required, from July to October. Fresh peppers have the best possible flavour and the more mature they are the sweeter they become. Picking peppers at different stages of maturity will add a nice mix of colours to a dish.

Ideas on how to use your Pepper Sweet

Begin providing a regular liquid feed as soon as the first flowers begin to appear, this will significantly increase the size of the crop and help to maintain the health of the plants. A tomato fertilizer usually works well. Reducing the watering at the end of the season will encourage the fruit to ripen. Surplus peppers are best chopped and then frozen. When harvesting peppers it is best to use scissors or secateurs, simply pulling them from the plant can easily break a stem or a branch.

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