|Country of Origin:
|Hybridizer or Originator:
||Jim Waltrip ( Seminis)
Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
||Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Potato Virus Y
||Other: Blunt Taper
|Fruit Width at Shoulders:
|Fruit Ripening Color Sequence:
||Green to Red
|Days to First Harvest and Maturity:
||63 green, 80 red.
General Plant Information (Edit)
|Soil pH Preferences:
||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
||18 - 36 inches
||18 - 24 inches
Suitable as Annual
Can handle transplanting
Other info: 72 days to maturity
||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Awards and Recognitions:
||AAS (All-America Selection®): 2001 National
||Cross between Marconi Red and Lamuyo peppers.
Posted by BookerC1
(Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:17 PM concerning plant:
These are very prolific peppers! I have to stake these, as the plants have so many fruits, they get weighed down, and the fruits are in danger of sitting on the soil. Great flavor, and a little larger peppers than Marconi Red. I always have at least one variety of Marconis in my garden! I especially love to grill these and put them on grilled pizza.
Posted by SongofJoy
(Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 3, 2013 7:06 AM concerning plant:
This has become my new favorite sweet pepper. It grows well here and produces very large peppers with a mild, succulent flavor. I have had no problems with this plant. It loves the heat, tolerates dry spells, and goes from a lovely dark green to a brilliant red as it ripens.
Posted by gardengus
(Indiana Zone 5b) on Mar 3, 2014 8:23 PM concerning plant:
Our favorite pepper for grilling. I have grown these for a few years now and they have a good track record. I do have to stake the plants because the peppers are so large and produce so well that they pull the plant over by the end of the season.
Posted by sallyg
(central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Mar 6, 2022 10:31 AM concerning plant:
I grew one Giant Marconi from a store-bought starter in 2021. It grew very well for me in Maryland. Lots of peppers and tastes great. It is a larger pepper plant to hold all the fruit and I would be sure to cage or stake it to keep heavy stems from breaking.
Posted by farmerdill
(Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jun 24, 2014 8:02 AM concerning plant:
Large and prolific. More comparable to a cubanelle than to a frying pepper. It does well here and is large enough to substitute for a bell pepper.
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||On May 29, 2017
Bought at Lull Farm, transplanted into veggie garden.
|Sweet Giant Marconis by OrlandoBill
||Jun 15, 2014 2:54 PM
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||Jun 15, 2014 5:25 PM
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