This gorgeous, versatile, and delicious blocky pepper originates from Italy and is ideal for stuffing, frying, and canning, with a heat level that ranges from mild to hot. Pendant fruits measure 4 to 5 inches long by 2 to 2.5 inches wide. Its medium-thick flesh matures from green to red, and plants
measure 18 to 24 inches tall. (70-80 days).
History of the Plant
Ausilio Thin Skin peppers are named after the family that immigrated from Italy to America in the early 1900s and brought the seeds with them to grow. This deep red pepper is ideal for canning, frying, and stuffing.
Learn to Grow Ausilio Thin Skin Italian Pepper:
SOWING: For the earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the Last frost. Sow seeds 1/4″ deep in a well-moistened, sterile seed-starting mix. The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees.
SEEDS: Select disease-free plants that are true-to-type. Pepper plants are prone to cross-pollination by bees, $0 precautions should be taken to prevent pollination by insects.
GROW: For bumper crops, you should start the seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before your last anticipated frost. Sow in flats with just a dusting of soil on top of the seed.
WATER: Water immediately after planting, then regularly throughout the season. Aim for a total of 1-2 inches per week (more when it’s hotter).
HARVEST: Eppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature. Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit sets. Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.
SUN-LIGHT: Pepper plants need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Mix compost or other organic matter into the soil when planting.
FERTILIZER: While the best pepper plant fertilizer depends on soil condition and the gardener’s preference, the top performer is Pepper & Herb Fertilizer 11-11-40 Plus Micro Nutrients.
MULCHING: Apply a light layer of straw, reusable black landscape fabric, or wood chips around your bean plants to keep moisture and heat in your soil and suppress weed populations.
NUTRITIONAL: The main nutrients in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw, red bell peppers are (1Trusted Source):Calories: 31, Water: 92%, Protein: 1 gram, Carbs: 6 grams, Sugar: 4.2 grams, Fiber: 2.1 grams, Fat: 0.3 grams.
- Benefits of the Digestive Tract.
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