Jimmy Nardello Sweet Pepper Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 14 plants when started indoors.
3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This Italian heirloom was brought to America by the Nardello family in 1887, and named for the most garden-devoted of their 11 children, Jimmy. The 6"-12" peppers have an exceptionally sweet, rich flavor, making them the quintessential Italian frying pepper. Delicious in chili and salsa, or dried and ground for paprika. Prolific plants grow well in most areas.
$2.69 18 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 80–90 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

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.

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Jimmy Nardello Sweet Pepper Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

Jimmy Nardello Peppers

5 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2020
This summer I'm growing about 10 varieties of peppers, and my Jimmy Nardellos are the healthiest and most productive of the lot. I've never grown them before, but have heard other gardeners I trust recommend them so I wanted to give them a try. All the fruits are still green so I'm looking forward to seeing them ripen and tasting them for myself. I am happy with how well they're growing!
Jodi Callahan from VA

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1 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2020
I ordered these seeds before you shut down but then you substituted another product which I didn't want. I didn't find the substitution acceptable. I would have rather have not received something I didn't want.
Karl Eser from MD
Owner Response: We have since adjusted our policy to refund when substitutions are not comparable (i.e. organic vs conventional). We are sorry you were not satisfied with this substitution. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Jimmy Nardello = FAVORITE!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 18, 2021
1st year growing. Zone 6B. Excellent germination and first to ripen. So many peppers on each plant! Used them in sauce, stir fries and salad.
Gretchen from PA

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