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uno December 1, 2018 12:39 PM

Jimmy Nardello peppers that are NOT hot
 
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I grew Jimmy Nardello peppers for the first time in 2018.


They were beautiful and did great. I loved everything about them except they were so hot no one could eat them and I had a hard time even giving them away.


They were so hot that my finger tips burned (around the fingernail bed) for days after cutting them up.


I got my seeds from Tomato Growers. I really TGS I have ordered from them for decades but this pepper was anything but sweet!


Just wanted to see if someone could recommend a seed source for Jimmy Nardello peppers that would for sure NOT be hot?


I would love to grow them next season I just want them to be sweet.


Thanks


Jim

mannalon December 1, 2018 01:38 PM

try bakercreek

rxkeith December 1, 2018 01:47 PM

something got mixed up somewhere.

the real jimmy nardello pepper is a mild sweet pepper. not a hint of heat to be found.
i have grown it several years now. my seeds may have come from sandhill preservation.
try contacting TGS. new owners may offer a replacement to keep your business. don't know till you go.
jimmy nardello is long, skinny, and wrinkled. the pepper in your picture looks more conical, and wider at the top.


keith

Ann123 December 1, 2018 03:14 PM

I grew 4 Jimmy nardello plants from the mmm. 2 of them gave hot peppers, 2 sweet peppers.
I am afraid that peppers cross easily and that is always possible a cross happened with a neighboring hot pepper plant.
I would assume a commercial source would have good seeds. Baker creek has them and so far I've had no problems with their seeds. They were always true to type.
I had the same problem this year with my sh*sh*to. That plant gave loads and loads of hot peppers. Good news when you love hot peppers but I don't.

Fred Hempel December 1, 2018 04:18 PM

Peppers do easily cross. Those of us who save seed from tomatoes (which don't regularly cross pollinate) sometimes forget that...

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Originally Posted by Ann123 (Post 720215)
I grew 4 Jimmy nardello plants from the mmm. 2 of them gave hot peppers, 2 sweet peppers.
I am afraid that peppers cross easily and that is always possible a cross happened with a neighboring hot pepper plant.
I would assume a commercial source would have good seeds. Baker creek has them and so far I've had no problems with their seeds. They were always true to type.
I had the same problem this year with my sh*sh*to. That plant gave loads and loads of hot peppers. Good news when you love hot peppers but I don't.


bower December 1, 2018 07:33 PM

Yes it's true - bumblebees fall savagely upon any flowering pepper plant that gets set outdoors.



Tradewinds Fruit have Jimmy Nardello - I found them to be reliable in the past with a good seed count and all their seeds were very fresh and viable, for very reasonable price.


http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/sweet-peppers/

Nematode December 1, 2018 08:54 PM

Reimer seeds. Zero heat, delicious and productive.

pmcgrady December 1, 2018 09:36 PM

Hot Jimmy Nardello sounds like a pepper worth growing!

rhines81 December 2, 2018 09:24 AM

They look more like Joe E. Parker Numex rather than Jimmy Nardellos. The Parker has about 1/2 the heat of a jalapeno, mildly hot but not scorching.

Zeedman December 2, 2018 07:00 PM

Seed Savers Exchange has them also, never had trouble with their seeds.

uno December 4, 2018 11:27 AM

Thanks Mannalon, Keith, Ann123, Fred Hempel, Bower, Nematoad, Pcmgrady, Rhines81, and Zeedman.


I like Tomato Growers and have had good results from them for decades. I just wanted to post where I got the seeds from so I would not get suggestions to try them!


I ordered from Baker Creek a while back and I thought they were great and they had a really nice catalog.


I posted the photos because I'm new to growing some of these peppers and I wanted to see if they looked like they were Jimmy Nardello's.


I would like to give them a shot next season hopefully I can get some seeds that grow sweet peppers instead of insanely hot like these ones were.


Thanks


Jim

SQWIBB December 4, 2018 02:22 PM

Here are my Aquaponic JD's they were sweet.






https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/923/43...2cdbf80b_b.jpg

roper2008 December 4, 2018 07:39 PM

I would try Seed Savers Exchange. I ordered them from Baker Creek last year, and they were a little off somehow. They weren't as sweet as I remember Jimmy Nardello's being raw, and they were a little bigger. Luckily they were sweet when cooked. I'm still going to make my usual order from Baker Creek, but I'm going to purchase the Nardello's from Seed Savers Exchange.


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