Corno di Toro Rosso Pepper (red)

75-85 days. This long, curved Pepper was named for a bulls horn. Corno di Toro has a complex flavor: somewhat sweet, with a touch of heat. An heirloom variety from Italy, Corno is popular with Italian chefs and homemakers alike. Tall, sturdy plants produce lots of attractive 8" to 10" fruit. We offer two colors - Rosso (red) and Giallo (yellow) for your culinary pleasure. This is one versatile Pepper: great raw, (in salads or stuffed), terrific grilled with olive oil or at room temperature dressed with capers, anchovies, chopped Garlic and tiny Sicilian olives. Corno di Toro Rosso is red. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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Peppers ought to be experienced right off the vine after harvest. Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out in full sun after the last spring frost date, they like rich soil and need regular additional fertilizing. They need at least 10 weeks of hot weather to produce well and should be enjoyed soon after harvest. To protect Peppers from sunburn, pinch plants to encourage leaf growth. Keep Peppers picked to sustain production levels. At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Put them in a paper bag on a tray and close the bag tight so the steam detaches the skins. Once cool, remove the skins, stems, membrane and seeds, and freeze in airtight plastic bags for use through the winter. (See Hot Chile Peppers for Cajun Bell Peppers, which earned a spot in the Hot Chile Peppers with a 100 to 1,000 Scoville heat rating.) Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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