Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper
Eat peppers as a healthy snack, chopped into green salads, or roasted.

Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 6 inches by 2.5 inches
  • Matures: 75 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall,

For sweet peppers that taste wonderful roasted, plant Carmen. This Italian pepper is a bull’s horn type (corno di toro), so named for its elongated shape. The sweet flavor is present in fruits from the time they form. Wait to pick fruits at their deepest red hue and you’ll experience a richly sweet flavor.

Plants bear fruit until frost. If space is tight, try Carmen in containers, tucking trailing annuals along pot edges. Carmen was developed to bear fruits under cooler growing conditions, making it an excellent choice for areas with short growing seasons as well as the rest of the country. This adaptability and great performance earned it an All-America Selections award in 2006. The plants are resistant to many diseases, including verticillium wilt (V), fusarium (F), and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV).

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick to ripen I love these peppers. They are sweet, flavorful but most importantly, quick to ripen. When I grow ordinary red bell peppers, they take an eternity to ripen.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to grow and awesome!!!!!! well i wanted a great roasting pepper and found the Carmen. I am growing it container style and its thriving! Very easy to grow and the taste is fantastic. I have already used on my grill!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Exciting" sweet pepper Last year we bought a young 6 inch high plant and transplanted it into a 2 gallon pot. We enjoyed 20 - 25 really REALLY GOOD sweet peppers. During the fall and early winter it was still producing so we brought the plant in, placing it by a west facing window, when the temperature went below 35 degrees. The plant quit producing fruit but stayed alive. This spring we planted it outside and it is thriving!!!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very resilient! The info for this says it doesn't do well in hotter climates with day temps over 90, but I'm in Texas and this plant is thriving! I have maybe ten peppers growing right now. Very please because other varieties I've tried haven't been able to handle the heat. Try these out!
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will always grow, using seed from 2 plants for fall crop.: Carmen is almost equal to Giant Marconi in my garden.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent: First time growing Carmen, very pleased with the yield, other sweet peppers have not been producing at all. These are great roasted on the grill or right off the plant raw.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from theyn are great I just had one. : I have two plants right now. And 4 are growing right now.everyone shouldhave one rightnow
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has become my favorite sweet pepper. Good either green or red. Very prolific.
Date published: 2016-01-26
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