Jimmy Nardello Pepper

Jimmy Nardello Pepper

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Jimmy Nardello Pepper (75 days from transplant)

Seed Package Contains 1/4 gram.  Approx. 30 seeds.

The Jimmy Nardello pepper originated in the small Southern Italian coastal town of Ruoti.  It is here over a 100 years ago Giuseppe Nardiello and wife Angela grew this sweet frying pepper.  Now Giuseppe and Angela like many folks had heard of the new opportunity in a place called America.  So, in 1887 they set sail from Naples landing in Naugatuck, Connecticut.  Of course they took their prized seeds with them to settle in their new home garden. The story goes the couple had 11 children, the 4th being named Jimmy.  Now how Jimmy's name stuck to the pepper I don't know, but I'm sure glad this sweet succulent pepper made its way here!

Jimmy Nardello peppers are sweet,crisp and light when eaten raw. Jimmy Nardello has long been considered one of the best frying peppers because their fruity raw flavor becomes creamy and soft when fried. When Jimmy Nardello turns from deep green to fire-engine red, fry like Giuseppe did in olive oil with fresh garlic and serve with your favorite entree.  Don't forget a glass of Sonoma County wine!

Jimmy Nardello fruits are red, long, tapering, thin-walled, and slightly curved, 3/4" to 1-1/4" at the shoulder and 6" to 9" long.

Learn how to grow amazing peppers from seed and use them in mouth watering dishes.  From White Chocolate Ancho Ice Cream to Apricot Chile Glaze The Complete Chile Pepper Book has it all!

Jimmy Naredello is listed on the Slow Foods "Ark of Taste"

 

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¼" 110-130 75-85° 7-10 24" 12-18" 40 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Sweat Peppers:

Start these vegetable seeds indoors about 6-8 weekds before your last frost date.  Be sure to keep them in a warm place so that the soil temperature stays above 75°.  Young heirloom pepper plants like it to stay warm and will develope well if kept happy.

Only transplanted after the heirloom pepper seedlings have shown several sets of their true leaves and only once you are sure the outside soil temperature is consistently above 65°. 

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

SWEET AND SOUR PEPPERS 

Ingredients:
4 bell peppers (halved, seeded, and sliced thickly)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
7 fl oz white wine or balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
salt

Directions:
Heat olive oil in a pan
Add peppers and stir occasionally on low heat for 15 - 20 minutes.  Season the peppers lightly with salt.
Remove the peppers, leaving only the juices still in the pan,  and set them aside.
Turn the pan up to medium heat and add the vinegar.  Stir in the sugar then continue stirring until the vinegar has almost evaporated.
Return the peppers to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve warm.

 
 
 
 
 
BACON & PARMESAN STUFFED BABY BELL PEPPERS
 
 
Makes 6-8 Servings
 
Ingredients
4 bacon strips
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
24 (3-inch) baby beby bell peppers (we reccomend little bells peppers or Itlaian pepperoncini)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ cup toasted breadcrumbs
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
a chopped jalapeno or two to the filling if you still want some heat
 
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
 
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Fry the bacon for about 3 minutes, then flip and fry until crisp to your liking, about 2 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels and reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease in the skillet.
 
Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
Cut the top ½ inch off the peppers, reserving the tops, then cut the bottom ½ inch so they stand upright (don’t worry if you make a hole in the bottom). Scrape out and discard the seeds, then arrange the peppers evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet.
 
Crumble or chop the bacon into fine bits. In a medium bowl, combine the bacon, onion, Parmesan, ricotta, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Heap the filling into each pepper with a small spoon and cover with the reserved tops. Try to press as much of the filling down as possible toward the bottom of the peppers so they don’t become top heavy and tip over. Roast until the peppers begin to soften, 15 to 20 minutes.
 
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This recipe was provided by The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly.  This cookbook is your go to for "no waste recipes for cooking your way through a community supported agriculture box, farmers market, or backyard bounty".  It features a plethora of vegetable recipes for each season.
 
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  • Author: GeorgeC
    Jimmy's name stuck because he's the one who conserved the seeds and donated them to the first heritage seed bank that had them.
  • Author: TC
    Fully ripened this pepper is the frutiest, sweetest pepper I've tasted. Just amazing! Very thin walled, mine grow curvier than those pictured. Tastes great raw or cooked, in fact the full amount never makes it into a cooked dish since I will snack on it while cooking. It tastes like your average sweet pepper when green, but once it fully ripens it is like garden candy.

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