A heirloom pepper variety famous for its sweet taste.
The Romanian tomato pepper AKA Gogosari pepper is a vigorous Romanian Heirloom pepper variety tolerant of high temperatures, with high yields. The fruits are about 150-200g and turn intensely red when ripe. They are ideal for using in salads, roasting, pickled and for stuffing. The peppers have a flattened, rounded shape and a convex surface burgundy red in color that makes it look like a tomato. The peppers have a sweet taste and a compact, juicy pulp, thicker and crispier than other varieties. This variety can still be found in Romania in some areas in cultivation but it is at risk of being lost as the younger generations are moving out of farmlands. Gogosari pepper is a bit difficult to grow so will be better for the experienced or adventurous gardener.
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: 80-90 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.