Organic Pepper: Long Red Marconi. Capsicum annuum.
This variety is best grown under cover. It’s a long red sweet pepper with a mild flavour. Can be eaten green or they’re sweeter when ripe.
How to grow:
Sow seeds in modules from February on, on heat 18-21C, preferably in a propagator with a lid. Once the first true leaves appear you can pot up into 8cm pots, keep on open heat if you have it and plant out into the greenhouse/polytunnel once it’s warmed up. They like a soil temperature of 21 to 29C. Water and liquid feed as necessary from below.
Aphids can be controlled inside by bringing in ladybirds when you notice a few. Red spider mites like it dry so keep the moisture levels up.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Great raw in salads or cooked in many dishes or hollowed out and stuffed with risotto and baked in the oven.
Originally from south America where they have been grown for 1,000s of years. Imported into Spain in 1493 they have been embraced in Europe and the world over.
Avg contents: 30 seeds.