Pepper, Sweet – Jimmy Nardello Sweet Red Pepper

$3.48

Grown by Giuseppe and Angella Nardello, in their garden in Southern Italy. In 1887 they set sail for the U.S. and continued to grow this very prolific pepper, named for their son Jimmy. This long, thin-skinned frying pepper, dries easily, has a very rich flavour and ripens to a deep red.

Price is for seed packets. Plants are available at store.

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Description

Botanical name
Capsicum annuum

Family
Solanacea

Spacing
1 per square foot

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (┬╝”) deep.

Requirements
Hot hot sun. Peppers will thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 10-21 days.

Pests
Climbing cutworms, aphids, flea beetles

Timing
Plant seeds indoors in early March to plant transplants in the garden in late May.

Growing
In our short growing season, peppers need to be started indoors in the early spring. You can purchase seedlings at a garden centre, or start seeds yourself for transplanting. Once your pepper is in the ground, cover the ground with dark river stones to trap the sun’s heat and keep the roots warm when the temperature drops at night. Peppers can benefit from regular sprays with kelp fertilizer while they are setting fruit.

Harvest
65-75 days from transplant

Season
Warm, annual

Links
How to harvest peppers and eggplants