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Old July 25, 2017   #1
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Default Jimmy Nardello heat level?

I'm trying this for the first time this year. I started seeds from a reputable commercial source. These were the only peppers I started from seed this year, so no mixup on my end.

I was expecting a sweet pepper, but what I've picked so far is closer to a jalepeno than a bell. There is a distinct burst of heat, kind of cayanne-ish tasting, that disipates quickly. This isn't correct, is it?
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Old July 25, 2017   #2
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I dont remember them being hot from the ones that were given to me here by a member she grew.
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Old July 25, 2017   #3
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I had the same problem from Jimmy when I grew it last year. Seeds were received from a swap. Apparently, it looks exactly like another pepper which has a little heat, and I concluded that there was a seed mix-up

Jimmy Nardello is not supposed to be a hot pepper!

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Old July 25, 2017   #4
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might need to get your taste buds checked. jimmy ain't packing no heat. Maybe you got Joe E.?

(link below is an extensive list of peppers in relation to heat - fantastic. could not copy/paste or translate - so added link)


http://www.pepperseeds.eu/scoville/



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Old July 25, 2017   #5
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Thanks for the replies. This is definitely not a 0 scoville pepper. Cool list My Foot Smells! It's a bummer because this had been on my want-to-grow list for a few years.

I grow chilies too, so they'll get used somehow. But I was really looking forward to something with no heat.
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The list has a "p*nis pepper," WTH. I WONT be growing (or eating) that one!



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I'm trying this for the first time this year. I started seeds from a reputable commercial source. These were the only peppers I started from seed this year, so no mixup on my end.

I was expecting a sweet pepper, but what I've picked so far is closer to a jalepeno than a bell. There is a distinct burst of heat, kind of cayanne-ish tasting, that disipates quickly. This isn't correct, is it?
I have 5 Jimmy Nardello plants this year - my first time growing it with 4 in containers and one in a raised bed. I am having quite a range in size but they have almost no heat I can detect.
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Old July 25, 2017   #8
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Just ate a Jimmy N. that I received in a T-ville trade. Sweet and red.

I also received Shi★★★★o in the same trade. It is generally smaller, but looks a lot like Jimmy N. It packs some heat.
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Old July 25, 2017   #9
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No heat
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I had the same issue this year with a Melrose pepper. It is supposed to be sweet, and the first one I tasted left my mouth and lips burning!!! The plant and peppers look very much like Shi★★★★os (Jimmy Nardello shouldn't look like Shi★★★★os, should it? I think JN's are longer), and the place where I got the Melrose seedling also had hot Shi★★★★os, when I was looking for mild.

I got some Melroses from a different source that have been very slow producing, and now that a pepper is forming on one of those, it looks different - less wrinkled and more tapered. So I'm wondering if the "Melrose" was really a hot Shi★★★★o?

Got some Shi★★★★os elsewhere that are truly just sweet, so very happy with those.

This is the 3rd or 4th year that I've grown peppers that were supposed to be sweet that were actually hot ("sweet" bananas, "sweet" cherries). This has happened from multiple sources! It's very disappointing, especially because you don't find out until well into the season.

Especially sad if you grew it from seed! I feel for you!
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No heat, very nice
Alma paprika
Red Belgian
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Jimmy Nardello.
Had all 4 in a shakshuka for dinner tonite. Had to add some hot pepper to spice it up.
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I've grown it several times. Never any heat. Very sweet when red.
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Peppers cross extremely easily. You won't find out until those seeds are grown the next growing season.
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It's better to buy commercial seed. Better chance of not being crossed. I will be purchasing a fresh batch of Jimmy Nardello commercial seed for next year.
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