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. Plants grow up to 24″ tall and 18″ wide. Botanical Interests’® Jimmy Nardello Sweet Pepper Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 14 plants when started indoors.
80–90 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For Mild Climates only: Sow 2-4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, the seeds may be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.