Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Italia'

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)

Regional

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

Menifee, California

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

produced lots of tasty sweet peppers over a long growing season

Positive

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.