Marconi Red Sweet Pepper
(65-70 days) Aka 'Marconi Rosso'. Another Italian heirloom sweet pepper that is growing in popularity on this side of the Atlantic. Some claim that this is the largest sweet pepper known - I'm not sure, but it certainly can vie for the title: its fruits can grow to 8-12" long and are 3" across at the shoulders. They start out green, mature to fire-engine red, are incredibly sweet and are wonderful roasted or grilled. It's suggested the plants be staked, as they can grow to 30".