Saturday, February 5, 2011

Jimmy Nardello Pepper

How can you not grow a pepper with a name like Jimmy Nardello? Buying crazy-named seeds must run in the family: my brother grew them last year.

Click here for more on the Jimmy Nardello story...
One hundred and two years after the Nardellos set sail, bringing a small piece of their homeland with them, the pepper that bears the family name is becoming a favorite among chefs and home gardeners nationwide, but is still registered as "endangered" on Slow Food USA's Ark of Tastes.

5 comments:

Enid said...

they look so hot and beautiful :)

H2 said...

And yet it's a sweet pepper, Enid. Will be eager to taste it.

John said...

Oh!! I grew these last year as well and my family loved them. Passers-by assumed they were hot, but the minute I gave them a sample, they were surprised to find how sweet they were. We often ate them as we picked. The walls of the pepper are thinner than the standard bell--something we enjoyed--and, the individual peppers were just the right size for our purposes. (Started inside, transferred to EBs.)

LH said...

Oh!! I grew these last year and had great luck. They were delicious too--sweet, thinner walled and just the right size for all our purposes. I started inside and then transferred to EBs. So good, we ate them as we picked. Hope you enjoy.

H2 said...

Thanks for the nice Jimmy Nardello review, John. Now I'm really eager to see them flourish.

Where are you growing in EBs? Chicago?