A leading Canadian greenhouse vegetable shipper is now producing a sweet long pepper in volume.

Mucci ramps up sweet long pepper production

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mucci International Marketing Inc. introduced its Rustico sweet longs last year on a trial basis, according to a company news release.

This year, the company is in full production, and early reviews from customers have been positive, company officials said.

“With the current demand for high volumes, we’re already in talks to expand future acreage,” Joe Spano, Mucci’s director of sales and marketing, said in the release.

Rusticos are sweeter than bells, have thicker walls and are perfect for grilling, roasting or eating raw, Mucci officials say.

They are available in two-packs and three-packs and in 5-pound bulk bags.