Frigitello Chili Seeds
Information: Frigitello is a mild, pointed Italian chili pepper that are traditionally grown in the south of Italy. The name is taken from the Italian word "friggere", which means "to fry". And sure enough there are plenty of recipes from the south of Italy using fried or roasted friggitelli (http://friggitelli.it/).
The plants grow to a medium size and produce fruits that are approximately 12cm in length and an intense green colour to start with. In Italy, they are usually harvested and eaten when they are still green. However if you allow the peppers to continue growing, they will ripen to an intense red. Friggitelli are quite mild, eaten raw they can develop a medium heat an have relatively thin outer walls. They can be barbecued, cooked, fried or pickled or they can be eaten uncooked as a fresh ingredient in salads or salsas.
Care: Germination temperature is between 20°C and 28°C (germination period: 7-18 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Take care to place Frigitello Chillies in a sunny position when planting them outside. To keep them over the winter, cut them back by 20cm after harvesting and place them in a pot in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Scoville||0 - 500 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Shrub-like, 80-150cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||Pointed, large peppers, approx. 3 x 12cm|
|Maturation period||50 - 80 days|