Capsicum Corno di Toro
Capsicum Corno di Toro (translates to horn of the bull) is an Italian heirloom capsicum producing sweet fruit that curves slightly and tapers to a point. Has a juicy and sweet flavour and does well in cool climates.
Produced fruits planted outside over the past few cooler summers (Tasmania). Does produce very large yields in a hothouse. Will grow to about 1m high with 15 to 25cm fruits.
Sow – Start on a heat mat or indoors in August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (early November in cool climate). Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. Lay black plastic on ground and plant into an X cut-out if planting outside.
The more heat you can give them in Tasmania the better.
Spacing – 50cm.
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- Capsicums on the WIKI
- The name pepper was given by Europeans when Christopher Columbus brought the plant back to Europe. At that time, black pepper (peppercorns), from the unrelated plant Piper nigrum originating from India, was a highly prized condiment.
- The name pepper was applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and was therefore extended to genus Capsicum when it was introduced from the Americas.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)