Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper

Latin Name:

Capsicum annuum Jimmy Nardello

This long, thin-skinned frying pepper dries easily and has such a rich flavor that this variety has been placed in “The Ark of Taste” by the Slow Food organization. Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper ripens a deep red, is very prolific and does well in most areas.

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Fast Facts
  • Fast Facts Jimmy Nardello peppers are known best as frying peppers though they are just as flavorful when raw. Italian sweet peppers are called “sweet” because they do not contain capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat in hot peppers.

Description

This fine Italian pepper was grown each year by Giuseppe and Angella Nardiello, at their garden in the village of Ruoti, in Southern Italy. In 1887 they set sail with their one-year-old daughter Anna for a new life in the USA. When they reached these shores, they settled and gardened in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and grew this same pepper that was named for their fourth son Jimmy. This long, thin-skinned frying pepper dries easily and has such a rich flavor that this variety has been placed in “The Ark of Taste” by the Slow Food organization. Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper ripens a deep red, is very prolific and does well in most areas.

Jimmy Nardello peppers are known best as frying peppers though they are just as flavorful when raw. Italian sweet peppers are called “sweet” because they do not contain capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat in hot peppers.

Additional information

Germination

Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.

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