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Old December 1, 2018   #1
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Default Jimmy Nardello peppers that are NOT hot

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


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Old December 1, 2018   #2
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try bakercreek
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Old December 1, 2018   #3
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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.


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Old December 1, 2018   #4
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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.
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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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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.
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Old December 1, 2018   #6
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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/
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Reimer seeds. Zero heat, delicious and productive.
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Old December 1, 2018   #8
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Hot Jimmy Nardello sounds like a pepper worth growing!
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Old December 2, 2018   #9
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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.
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Old December 2, 2018   #10
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Seed Savers Exchange has them also, never had trouble with their seeds.
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Old December 4, 2018   #11
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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.


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Here are my Aquaponic JD's they were sweet.






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Old December 4, 2018   #13
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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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