Italian heirloom brought to America in the 1880’s by the Nardello family from the Basilicata region. Super sweet and flavorful pepper, can be used green or red. Flesh is medium thick, excellent for slicing into salads or sautéing.
Jimmy Nardello Pepper History
(Capsicum annuum) Italian heirloom brought to America in the 1880’s by the Nardello family from the Basilicata region. Flesh is medium thick, excellent for slicing into salads or sautéing. Extremely versatile, freezes and dries well. 80-90 days.
Growing Jimmy Nardello Plants
- Soil should be well drained, but be sure to maintain adequate moisture either with mulch or plastic covering.
- Water one to two inches per week, but remember that peppers are extremely heat sensitive. If you live in a warm or desert climate, watering everyday may be necessary.
- Fertilize after the first fruit set.
- Weed carefully around plants to avoid disturbing roots.
- If necessary, support plants with cages or stakes to prevent bending. Try commercially available cone-shaped wire tomato cages. They may not be ideal for tomatoes, but they are just the thing for peppers. Or, build your own garden supports.
Preserving And Storing Jimmy Nardello Sweet Pepper
The easiest way to preserve peppers is to freeze them. Peppers are one of the few vegetables that can be frozen without having to blanch first. Surprisingly, frozen peppers do not turn to mush when thawed either. They do lose some of their crispness, but maintain the flavor of fresh peppers. Frozen peppers are easy to chop while partially defrosted. Wear gloves when working with hot peppers.
Jimmy Nardello Pepper Recipe
This time of year is the best for peppers, Avocado, vegetables, and fruit are all popular items. I’ve given two options for this recipe: tame and spicy. If you’re not a heat fan, find the Jimmy Nardello peppers
Jimmy Nardello chile peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can help boost the immune system and build collagen within the body. The peppers also contain carotenoids, which are the phytonutrients responsible for the vibrant red color of the pod, and contain potassium and vitamin A.
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