Pepper - Nardello - Capsicum annuum
Tender annual Heirloom. Delightful fresh or fried, this pepper is also a sweet non-bell pepper when ripe. An Italian heirloom preserved by the Nardello family. Red when ripe, these 6"-8" peppers have shiny, wrinkled skins.
Soil & Water: Prefers fertile, well-drained soil with ample calcium and phosphorus. Moderate water needs.
Planting & Growing: It is ok to have the top leaves touching slightly which will help shade the fruit and roots when the summer temperatures rise. Mulch the plants to keep soil cooler than the air temperature and reduce evaporation.
Harvesting & Storage: Can harvest green but fruits become sweeter as they ripen red.
Did You Know? Mr. Nardello's mother originally brought the seeds with her when she immigrated to the U.S. in 1887 with her husband Guiseppe.
Soil Temperature: 70-90F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 8-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-30"
Days To Maturity: 65-75 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"-18"
Approx Seeds per oz: 5,063
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.