From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R7--Release #7 on September 3, 2015. This Italian heirloom is probably the rarest of the Marconi strains out there. It is a Capsicum annuum strain. The plants produce beautiful pods that ripen from purple to a deep purple / red shade. The pods are 5-6 inches long in general and are quite sweet. These are perfect for salads / pickling.