When the Nardello family emigrated to the United States from Ruoti, in Southern Italy in 1887 they brought the seeds of this amazing sweet pepper along with them. The thin skin and rich flavor of this variety has won it a place in "The Ark of Taste" by the Slow Food organization. 6"-9" peppers grow prolifically and mature to a deep red color. Great for frying or fresh snacking!
Origin: We received the parent seed of our Jimmy Nardello peppers from a friend who has saved the variety for many years in their garden in Swannanoa, NC.
(Approximately 20 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: We recommend starting peppers indoors in a sunny and warm location 4-6 weeks before last frost in spring. Plant outdoors in full sun after danger of frost in spring. Note: pepper seeds need soil temperatures to be at least 70 F to germinate and we use a heating pad under the seedling tray to maintain temperature.