Pepper - Sweet - Jimmy Nardello
- Seed Count: 50 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 80-90 days from transplanting
- Plant Type: Pepper, Sweet Italian Frying
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Fruit Characteristics: Long, slender, bright red when ripe
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
History: Jimmy Nardello's Pepper is a cherished heirloom variety named after Jimmy Nardello, who brought the seeds from Italy to the United States in the late 19th century. This sweet Italian frying pepper has been beloved by generations for its rich history and outstanding flavor.
Uses: Jimmy Nardello's Peppers are celebrated for their sweet, rich flavor, making them ideal for frying, grilling, and eating fresh. They are a go-to choice for Italian dishes and excel in stir-fries, salads, and as roasted side dishes. Their thin skin and sweet taste make them a favorite among chefs and home cooks.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: For best results, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant seedlings outdoors in a sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Plants prefer well-drained, fertile soil and benefit from staking as they grow. Water regularly and fertilize as needed. Peppers are ready to harvest when they turn a deep red, usually about 80-90 days after transplanting. This variety is known for its high yields and excellent flavor, making it a rewarding choice for gardeners.