Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:18
Same subject but different plant.....i.e. Sweet Peppers. I recall asking earlier this year if anyone had tried the bull horn variety sold in Sainsbury's and Lidl's as Palermo and whether it would come true as I suspected it would be an F1. I was told that someone had purchased similar but from Tesco altho they were unsure of the actual variety. In any event, they said their fruit from saved seed had come true.
I checked out Palermo and it is an F1 .......my saved seeds produced decent Bullhorn peppers but as I was late doing them, few ripened successfully on the plant. They were certainly edible but I'd say they were not as smooth skinned as the original.
Just out of curiosity, I did check around and found that Palermo F1 seeds are available..........can't recall offhand who was selling them. As Italophile says, there are several Green tom varieties available. I don't know how popular they are in the UK but certainly when I lived in S. Europe, they were often preferred to the more familiar red toms.