Organic Pepper ‘Quadrato D’Asti Rosso’


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Pepper ‘Quadrato D’Asti Rosso’ is a classic Italian Heirloom from Asti which is as famous for its food just as much as its wine!

This deep red pepper is one of the largest bell peppers. The plant is very productive and the peppers are so versatile in the kitchen. They can be eaten raw in salads but the flavour is brought out so much more when roasted or grilled.

The pepper 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.

Seed Story

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.