Jimmy Nardello Sweet Pepper

80-90 days. This prized Italian heirloom comes from the region of Basilicata as far back as 1887. Perfect for frying, roasting, sautéing with Onions and Potatoes, or eating raw in salads, Jimmy Nardello is super sweet with notes of apple. Great 24” tall bushes prolifically yield 10” to 12” glossy fruits that ripen from green to red with medium thick flesh. It makes the best roasted Peppers ever. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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#3565
$3.85
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Peppers ought to be experienced right off the vine after harvest. Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out in full sun after the last spring frost date, they like rich soil and need regular additional fertilizing. They need at least 10 weeks of hot weather to produce well and should be enjoyed soon after harvest. To protect Peppers from sunburn, pinch plants to encourage leaf growth. Keep Peppers picked to sustain production levels. At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Put them in a paper bag on a tray and close the bag tight so the steam detaches the skins. Once cool, remove the skins, stems, membrane and seeds, and freeze in airtight plastic bags for use through the winter. (See Hot Chile Peppers for Cajun Bell Peppers, which earned a spot in the Hot Chile Peppers with a 100 to 1,000 Scoville heat rating.) Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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