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).

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Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Pepper! This was a winner in the garden and on the dinner plate! Great flavor and strong yielder all through our hot and humid summer. I learned you can winter over peppers indoors. I loved these peppers so much I gave it a try..I potted them up, trimmed them back, watered only on occasion and put in a sunny room. Wouldn't you know, they're back out in the garden and starting to set excited! Hope they do as well this year as last. Love this will be a regular in my garden from now on!
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful In The Garden / Delicious Roasted-Fried Carmen are the quintessential Italian-Style Roasting / Frying Sweet Peppers. This is year ten growing them for me. Great disease resistance, hardy grower @ 3 to 5 feet tall. Prepare soil well. (Similar to tomatoes) & make sure drainage is good. I usually get 50 or 60 peppers per season. Leave on the vine until red. They are very handsome in the garden or in patio containers. Seriously, Glade should make kitchen scent called Roasting Peppers & Garlic! When I am roasting a bunch these with several heads of garlic, low & slow, at 200 degrees, drizzled in EVOO, with a sprinkling of S & P, my house smells like a summer homestead in Italy!
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most delishious pepers If your looking to grow something, weather your good at gardening or just learning. Papers are the best place to start. And these are so delicious, I actually took the seeds out of one and replanted them. Now i have 13 individual plants half of which already have little flowers. I can't wait to eat them. I do just have one question, I want to plant them in the ground, (I don't have enough bigger pots) can you plant them between trees? I just don't want the roots from the bigger trees to stunt there growth or kill The pepers plants, or do they do better in land where there is no other roots. I was going to use the trees as an anchor for suport for the plants to lean on when it gets bigger and the fruits get to big.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photos added of this beautiful pepper This is a must have pepper. Zero disappointments. Trust me.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fabulous heavy bearing plant grew first time last year in 7 gallon planters with Fox Farm Strawberry Fields potting soil in NW Florida, I was amazed at the abundance, beauty, texture and flavor. I found mine to be similar in texture and crunchiness to a bell type pepper, however, slightly thinner walled, easy seed cavity to clean, delicious flavor. mine turned green to brownish to blazing red. an absolute must have again this year. These plants withstood 35 of 60 days of heavy rains, then the Florida heat and they lasted right into November. last year I planted Bonnie Carmen pepper plants in mid March and had several months of harvests.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious & Easy to Grow Grew one plant last year (bought as a transplant from?)
Date published: 2018-03-13
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
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