Mega Marconi Elongated Sweet Pepper - Sustainably Grown

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Mega Marconi Elongated Sweet Pepper - Sustainably Grown

Capsicum annuum
(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 - Sustainably Grown
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Additional Information

Peppers

Days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Start indoors in March or April. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°. Set out in June. Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. 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.

Saving Seed: Saving pepper seed is easy! Remove core of the fully ripe pepper (usually red or orange) and dry on a coffee filter. When dry, rake seeds off the core with a butter knife. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow open- pollinated varieties and separate by 30 feet. 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%.

Diseases:

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

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.