This variety of pepper was originally from Basilicata, a southern region of Italy and takes its name from seed saver Jimmy Nardello, who carried the seeds from Italy while immigrating to Connecticut in 1887. It is still registered as "endangered" on Slow Food USA's Ark of Tastes. This sweet pepper, which matures in 80-90 days from transplanting, produces 10"-12" fruits which are sweet and light when eaten raw, and considered one of the very best frying peppers, as its fruity raw flavour becomes perfectly creamy and soft when fried.
Surface-sow or barely cover the seeds indoors, and keep warm and moist. When sprouts appear move them to a sunny window. Set out well-developed transplants after last frost date when weather is warm. Peppers need rich moist soil and warm sunny conditions to flourish. Best sown in early spring.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)