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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Italia'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Italia
Additional cultivar information: (aka Long Italian)

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Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Tapered
Oblong

Fruit Size:
Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Stuffing
Pickling

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive risingcreek On Jan 24, 2013, risingcreek from sun city, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

produced lots of tasty sweet peppers over a long growing season

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A Bull's Horn type with green to red 8 x 2.5 inch fruits. Green 55 days, red 75 days.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California
Augusta, Georgia



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