Pepper Sweet Jimmy Nardello Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Sweet Jimmy Nardello Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #3081

80-90 days. This Italian heirloom was brought to America by the Nardello family in 1887, and named for the most garden-devoted of their 11 children. 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.

This packet yields approximately 15 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
Start indoors,
plant seedlings
18"-24" apart outside


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 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.

Harvesting: 'Jimmy Nardello' can be eaten when green, but for optimum flavor, pick peppers at 6"-12" long, when bright, glossy red.

Artist: Donna Clement



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