Mega Marconi

Mega Marconi Elongated Sweet Pepper ECO

(90 days) Open-pollinated. Doug Jones has had another breeding breakthrough as he further de-hybridizes Seminis’ Giant Marconi into a more compact habit while retaining the heavy early fruit set of 2½x8" tender-skinned Italian-style Lamuyo peppers. Although selected for North Carolina conditions, it produced nearly a dozen fruits per plant in our trials, grown in an open field in central Maine without black plastic. 35% of them ripened red on the plants and those were the sweetest of the strains we tried, with good texture and pepper flavor when green, and were especially tasty when ripe. Breeder Royalties.


3736 Mega Marconi ECO
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Peppers

Capsicum annuum

For all peppers, days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

~160 seeds/g. Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Start indoors in March or April. Set out in June. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°.

Diseases:

  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Seed-saving tips: Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.