Organic Pepper ‘Corno Di Torro Giallo’
Corno Giallo is a sweet Italian heirloom pepper popular with chefs, market growers and home growers alike.
It is also known as Corno di Torro Giallo which translates to ‘Horn of the Bull’ due to its long tapered fruits.
The Corno Giallo pepper is sweet with a touch of heat and has a cult like following in Italy. It is a frying pepper and not as common as its red counterpart
The plant grows to around 75 cm in height and it produces fruits around 20cm that mature from green to yellow. The fruits offer a sweet, crisp flavour.
Occasionally the plants won’t be true to type and the fruits will be hot!
The chilli seeds should be sown in trays or modules from Jan – Mar at 18-21C. Pot on when seedlings are large enough to handle and continue to pot on as they grow. Plant out in late spring/early summer. For best yields grow in a greenhouse.
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Peppers were brought back to Europe in 1400’s from Mexico and South America by Christopher Columbus who was searching for black pepper plants. They quickly spread throughout Europe and to Asian Countries.
The term bell pepper and sweet pepper are often used interchangeably despite not all sweet peppers being bell shaped.
The bell pepper is the only member of the Capsicum family that does not produce Capsaicin.
It was not popular initially, with the hotter varieties taking preference.