Introduced to SSE in 1979 by SSE member Mike Cannon of New York. Sweet Italian variety was given to him by Phil Tolli. Large, dependable yields of 5″ long scarlet-red peppers. This is one of our all-around favorites for fresh eating, frying, and canning recipes. Great added to tomato sauces. 75-85 days from transplant. Sweet.
Learn to Grow Tolli’s, Sweet Italian Pepper
Instructions – Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm.
- Spacing: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep, 18-24 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
- Sunlight: These peppers require full sun.
- Soil: They thrive in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
- Watering: Water regularly to maintain moist soil, but do not overwater.
- Harvesting: Harvest when the peppers reach the desired size or color.
- Vitamin C: They’re high in vitamin C, supporting immune health.
- Vitamin A: They are a good source of vitamin A, promoting eye health.
- Heart Health: They contain heart-healthy nutrients like potassium and folate.
- Antioxidants: They are high in antioxidants, which help protect cells against damage.
- Capsaicin: They contain capsaicin, which has pain-relieving properties.