Sweet Pepper, 'Jimmy Nardello'

*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
Sweet frying peppers brought to the states in 1887 from the village of Ruoti in Southern Italy. Shiny red, thin-walled, richly sweet, and perfect for roasting or frying (or just nosh them raw and see if you can stop!). Slather them on crusty bread or in sandwiches, use as a pizza topping, or serve with antipasti plates. Approx. 10” long, curved and tapered like a big Cayenne. One of our most reliable and productive field-grown sweet pepper for cooler climates. Grow under cover for earlier/heavier yields.
75-90 days. TR

Packet: ~30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-JN-pkt

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Growing Info


Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).

Note: Protect well from the cold!




12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.


Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.

Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.

Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.