Productive plants are loaded with glossy red 10" long peppers. This long, thin-skinned frying pepper dries easily and has such a rich flavor that this variety has been placed in "The Ark of Taste" by the Slow Food organization. Ripens a deep red, is very prolific, and does well in most areas. One of the very best for frying, having a delicious roasted apple flavor.
This fine Italian pepper was grown each year by Giuseppe and Angella Nardello, at their garden in the village of Ruoti, in the Basilicata region of Italy. In 1887 they set sail with their one-year-old daughter Anna for a new life in the USA. When they reached these shores, they settled and gardened in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and grew this same pepper that was named for their fourth son Jimmy. Jimmy Nardello shared seeds with SSE, giving all members and their friends and family the opportunity to preserve this family heirloom.
A Slow Food USA variety.
Sold in a 2.62" wide x 3.5" deep pot.
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Sweet
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: Italy > USA
SCOVILLE HU: 0