Pepper 'Frigitello'

Pepper - Pepper  'Frigitello'

Common Name: Pepper
Genus: Pepper
Cultivar: 'Frigitello'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Probably the best loved of all the peppers in Italy this variety produces long bull horn type peppers on fairly vigorous bushy plants. The delicious peppers can be grilled or fried whole or chopped up to add to your favourite dishes. This plant is so good the Royal Horticultural Society have awarded it with their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Growing Instructions: Sow indoors - February to May. Sow 1cm deep in trays or alternatively two seeds per pot selecting the strongest seedling. Use multi purpose compost to cover seeds. Plant out in a greenhouse April to June.

When plants reach 20cm high pinch out the tips to encourage more side shoots and therefore more peppers. Feed regularly with high-potash tomato feed once the fruits begin to form. As plants grow larger they may benefit from some support.

Harvest: July to October.

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