Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Jimmy Nardello') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Said to have been brought to Naugatuck, CT. from Italy in 1887 by the Giuseppe Nardelli family who named the pepper after their fourth son.
Country of Origin: Basilicata region of Italy

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Italian Frying
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Other: Curled
Fruit Length: 6-9"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.75 to 1.25"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70-75 green, 80-90 ripe red.
Wall Thickness: Thin
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-36"
Plant Spread: 15"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by Toni (Sherwood Oregon - Zone 8a) on Aug 31, 2014 11:50 PM

This is the first year I have grown this pepper. I purchased the seeds from Territorial Seed company, sprouted them 3-29-14 and they were ready to put in the ground 5-30-14. They set fruit 7-11-14. They have produced very well. They aren't particularly meaty, although, that could be a result of very little water this summer. I will try these beautiful Italian frying peppers again.

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Posted by Anderwood (North Branch, MN - Zone 4b) on Aug 23, 2014 3:33 PM

This pepper is one of the sweetest I have tasted. It is very prolific, which is good because they are very thin. They are great for snacking. The skin is not as crisp as others.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 26, 2014 4:57 PM

I wanted to try Jimmy Nardello peppers after I read about the sucess a fellow ATP gardener had with them. I must say they are mild and sweet -- and oh, so yummy -- when they are allowed to fully ripen to the red stage. I never did try any while they were still green.

All in all, a hit, but since I have to mail order plants and there are similar red frying pepper plants sold locally, I will probably not grow it again. If you grow your own from seeds or have easy access to plants, however, I do heartily recommend this one.

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Posted by Anderwood (North Branch, MN - Zone 4b) on Feb 1, 2015 9:39 PM

I was surprised to see this pepper do so well in a 12 inch container. My plant was loaded with peppers in a cool summer. The plants I grew were from seeds I saved. This could have added to the success. I saved seeds again. I am excited to see the next generation next year.

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