A Heirloom pepper from Bergamo in Italy
"Sigaretta di Bergamo" is a very mild heirloom pepperoncini pepper from Italy. With only 1,000 SHU, it has a superb fruity flavor. This pepper is very versatile and can be used green or red, and eaten fresh, dried, grilled, fried or pickled. It is delicious raw or cooked.
Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-29°C
Germination time in days: 7-14 day
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well draining and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow in pots from March, at a temperature between 16 and 20°C, under a well-lit shelter, 5 weeks before planting. Transplant the entire root ball in the ground, after the last frosts, at a minimum distance of 50 cm, burying the stem up to the first leaves. Water thoroughly when planting.