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Pepper 'Sweet Jimmy Nardello' Org Seed Pack

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A sweet heirloom pepper brought from Italy in 1887 by the Nardello family, perfect for frying fresh as well as in soups, salsas, and stews.

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According to the Environmental Working Group, peppers are one of the most heavily sprayed commercial crops in the US, so growing your own may be well worth the time and effort. 'Jimmy Nardello' pepper is a sweet pepper but has the thin walls and look of chili peppers. Ripe fruits are a glossy red, six to twelve inches long and narrow, with a rich sweet flavor. This is a classic Italian frying pepper (cut up and sauteed with garlic and salt in oil - DELICIOUS) and works equally well in salsas and salads. Dried peppers may be ground for paprika. 'Jimmy Nardello' is a prolific producer so even though gardeners need to be patient, they will be well rewarded for their efforts.

Botanical Name Capsicum annum
Mature Size Plant is 24" tall, 18" wide. Fruits are 6" - 12" long and a deep glossy red.
Light Full sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness Frost sensitive perennial grown as an annual
When to Sow Outside Not recommended for the Pacific NW
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
Special Germination Instructions None
Days to Emerge 10 - 25 days
Seed Depth 1/4"
Seed Spacing Start indoors
Row Spacing 24" - 36"
Thinning Plant seedlings 18" - 24" apart
Maturity Date 80 to 90 days from transplanting
When to Harvest Fruits have turned a glossy red and are 6" - 12" long. May be picked green if desired.
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