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Long Red Marconi Sweet Pepper Seeds
  • Long Red Marconi Sweet Pepper Seeds

Long Red Marconi

A slender, elegant pepper with a sweet, mild flavor. Excellent raw, stir-fried or roasted.

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    Capsicum chinense


    80 Days


    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 90cm (36in) Spread Up To 45cm (18in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Half-Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Patio Greenhouse Conservatory

  • Position In

    Full Sun


Long Red Marconi Sweet Pepper Seeds

[80 days] This slender, Italian-bred sweet pepper produces large amounts of long thin fruits with a mild, sweet flavor. Upon maturity, the fruits vary from medium green to deep red depending on how long you leave them on the stalk.

Prized by gourmets for excellence of their flavor, the Long Red Marconi is an excellent variety to grow at home, as they can be quite expensive when purchased at the supermarket.

The plant itself grows up to 90cm and produces plenty of tapering pods 15-18cm long, from green ripening to red.

Note: If you have access to grow lights and a heated propagator you can start sowing your plants in December and January to give you a head start on the year.

Common Questions

What is a Long Red Marconi Pepper? Long Red Marconi pepper plants grow long thin fruits that offer a mild sweet flavour. They are easy to grow and gradually change from green to red during maturity.

Can you eat the long green peppers? Yes! Best enjoyed until red, the longer they are left on the plant the sweeter the fruit. However you can eat long red Marconi peppers when under ripe or green.

Do Long Red Marconi Peppers turn Red? Long Red Marconi Peppers ripen from green to red as the plant matures. Long Red Marconi are sweetest when they are red.

Sow and Harvest Times

Plant out:

Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Days to Maturity
75 - 95 Days
Max Grown Height
18 - 24 inches
Grow in Greenhouse
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Recommended Soil pH
6.0 - 8.0


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