Seed Savers Exchange
Pepper, Tolli's Sweet Italian(Organic)
- Scarlet fruits grow to 5 inches long
- Great for fresh eating, frying, and canning
- Sweet pepper
- 75-85 days from transplant
- Packet of 25 Seeds
Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1979 by SSE member Mike Cannon of New York. Sweet Italian variety given to him by Phil Tolli. Large, dependable yields of 5" long scarlet-red peppers. This is one of our all-around favorites for fresh eating, frying, and canning recipes. Great added to tomato sauces. 75-85 days from transplant. Sweet.
Learn To Grow It
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.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
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.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.