Cornetto, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Our Italian friends were quite excited when theydiscovered Cornetto growing in ourgreenhouse. It is one of the most appreciated sweet peppers amongst Italiansand is mainly grown in Sicily, although it can be found on markets all over thecountry. The conical, deep red fruit is juicy with a very tasteful flesh. Theplant grows up to 60-65 cm and bears plenty of fruits, which are among theearliest to ripen. It prefers the greenhouse, but also thrives in warmer sites outside.Cornetto, meaning ”the little horn”, is an old variety highly appreciatedfreshly consumed, pickled, grilled or gratinated, etc. A package is about 20 seeds. Organic seeds.


 

Product number:7035
Scientific name:Capsicum annuum
Botanic family:The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:55
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: January–March
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:12–20 days
Plant spacing:30–50 cm
Row spacing:50–70 cm
Height:60–65 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July–frost
Seeds/g:100–150 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors just under 1 cm deep 7-8 weeks before setting out, in January-March for cool green houses and in February-April for outdoors peppers! The best germination temperature is 22-30°C. Let the plants stand in a light airy place and after sprouting preferably at a temperature of 18°C. After getting a few real leaves the sprouts should be planted in pots. The temperature can now be lowered further. Temper the plants successively before setting out. Do not set the plants outdoors before the risk of nightly frost is over and the nightly temperature keeps above 7°C! Plant them a little deeper than they were in the pots and never allow them to dry out. Do not hurry too much with your sowing if you do not have a really good "nursery". 

Spacing

30-50 cm between the plants. 50-70 cm between rows.

Harvest

The fruits are sometimes harvested green but are not fully ripe until they turn red or yellow, orange and brown for some sorts. The plants get new fruits as long as they are harvested. 

Seed

100-150 seeds/g, one portion yields 10-15 good seedlings, about 10 g for 1000 seedlings.
A portion contains about 20 seeds.