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Italian Pepperoncini Seeds

Italian Pepperoncini Seeds

Pickling Pepper Classic

The Italian Pepperoncini, also known as Tuscan Peppers, originates from Italy and belongs to the Capsicum annuum species. This cultivar doesn't have distinct subspecies but is highly esteemed for its culinary versatility and mild, tangy flavor.

The Italian Pepperoncini plant is visually striking, growing to a height of about 18-24 inches, with lush, deep green foliage and a bushy, compact form. The peppers themselves are small, typically 2-3 inches long, with a slight curvature, thin walls, and a vibrant green color that shifts to red upon maturity.

Known for their mild heat, ranging from 100 to 500 Scoville Heat Units, these peppers offer a delightful tangy taste rather than intense spiciness. Their versatile flavor profile makes them perfect for pickling, salads, sandwiches, and as a pizza topping.

When planting from seeds, provide a warm and consistent temperature of around 70-85°F (21-29°C) for successful germination. Start seeds indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date. Once the seedlings have developed and the risk of frost has passed, transplant them into well-draining soil with full sun exposure.

Italian Pepperoncini plants thrive in fertile, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, around 6.0 to 6.8. They also appreciate consistent moisture levels but avoid waterlogged conditions, as this may lead to root rot. Providing adequate support, like staking or caging, can help the plants as they produce an abundance of peppers. Overall, the Italian Pepperoncini is a popular choice among gardeners for its compact growth, flavorful peppers, and culinary versatility.

Quantity Discounts for Italian Pepperoncini Seeds
Buy 10 for $3.75 each
Buy 25 for $3.56 each
$3.95
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Description

The Italian Pepperoncini, also known as Tuscan Peppers, originates from Italy and belongs to the Capsicum annuum species. This cultivar doesn't have distinct subspecies but is highly esteemed for its culinary versatility and mild, tangy flavor.

The Italian Pepperoncini plant is visually striking, growing to a height of about 18-24 inches, with lush, deep green foliage and a bushy, compact form. The peppers themselves are small, typically 2-3 inches long, with a slight curvature, thin walls, and a vibrant green color that shifts to red upon maturity.

Known for their mild heat, ranging from 100 to 500 Scoville Heat Units, these peppers offer a delightful tangy taste rather than intense spiciness. Their versatile flavor profile makes them perfect for pickling, salads, sandwiches, and as a pizza topping.

When planting from seeds, provide a warm and consistent temperature of around 70-85°F (21-29°C) for successful germination. Start seeds indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date. Once the seedlings have developed and the risk of frost has passed, transplant them into well-draining soil with full sun exposure.

Italian Pepperoncini plants thrive in fertile, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, around 6.0 to 6.8. They also appreciate consistent moisture levels but avoid waterlogged conditions, as this may lead to root rot. Providing adequate support, like staking or caging, can help the plants as they produce an abundance of peppers. Overall, the Italian Pepperoncini is a popular choice among gardeners for its compact growth, flavorful peppers, and culinary versatility.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Peppers require deeply-worked, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Water deeply, but don't over water.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems.

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