Marconi Rosso (Marconi Red) – Sweet Pepper
This a sweet pepper that’s all about flavor and flying under the popularity radar. Hailing from Italy, this pepper is a real crowd-pleaser. It’s big, bold, and red, growing up to 6-8 inches long. It’s the kind of pepper that makes your garden look good and your dishes taste even better.
Now, when we say this pepper is sweet, we mean it. It’s got a natural sweetness that’s even more pronounced than the Corno di Torro, another well-known sweet red pepper. Whether you’re munching on it raw, tossing it into a stir-fry, grilling it up for a smoky treat, or stuffing it with your favorite fillings, the Marconi Rosso brings a delightful sweetness to the table. An Ohio gardener once cooked up their home-grown Marconi Reds at a BBQ. They grilled the peppers, which became a hit. The sweet and smoky flavor impressed everyone. This sparked interest in growing these peppers among the guests.
This pepper pairs wonderfully with other sweet peppers like the Bell or the Banana, but it’s not afraid to hang out with the medium-heat crowd like the Poblano or Anaheim. It’s got the kind of sweet flavor that holds its own, no matter the mix.
In the kitchen, the Marconi Rosso is a real go-to. Its sweet and full-bodied flavor is a great addition to all sorts of dishes. Toss it into salads, pasta sauces, or make it the star of the show as a stuffed appetizer. And if you’re into grilling, you could be the star of your cookout! Its thick walls make it perfect for cooking over an open flame, just like its cousins the Bell and the Cubanelle.
So, if you’re looking to add a sweet touch to your meals, the Marconi Rosso is your pepper. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and it’s sure to make your cooking shine.