Italian long hot peppers have one of the longer maturity times for most varieties, ranging from 72 to 120 days. The pepper itself, however, is on the average size, with thin walls and a length of eight inches and width of three-quarters of an inch. During maturity, the fruit for all Italian long hot peppers changes from green to red and, taste-wise, all pepper have a mild but somewhat spicy flavor. Plant these with 18 inches apart in your garden and in rows with 30 inches in between.
Our suggestions for these peppers include:
Harvest: 72 days. Exposure: Full sun. Water Needs: Water deeply but not too often. Fertilizer: Fertilize when planting and when plants begin to bloom.