Originally from Calabria, Italy. Circulated through the Italian-Canadian seed saving community in Toronto before being sent to Joe Sestito in Troy, NY. Introduced to SSE in 1996 by long-time member Dr. Carolyn Male. Heavy yields of finger width thin-walled red peppers up to 12" long. Great for fresh eating or drying. 85 days from transplant. Hot.
You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.