Giant of Italy

Crop: Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Glenn Drowns Sand Hill Preservation Center

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/29/2015

Release Date: 11/29/2015

Bred for Organic Systems: No

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“80 days – I am very fond of the flavor and yields of the Italian type peppers. The only problem is with the sandy soil we have and with all of the wrinkly skin they have, they tend to collect particles of sand from the soil. This is especially in years when we have to irrigate by sprinkler. It appears to splash the sand up into the plant more than rain and this means a lot of washing or you get a gritty pepper. I have attempted to keep the yield and flavor and selected for a more smooth skinned variety. A 2014 Sand Hill Preservation Center introduction.”

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners