Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Days to Maturity: 80–90 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 18" wide
Variety Information: 6"–12" peppers start out green and ripen to deep, glossy red with a very sweet, rich flavor.
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: Start indoors
Row Spacing: 24"–36"
Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"–24" apart outside
Harvesting: 'Jimmy Nardello' can be eaten when green, but for optimum flavor, pick peppers at 6"–12" long, when bright, glossy red.