Sweet Pepper 'Nardello'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Nardello
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:




Fresh (salsa, salads)




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallbrook, California

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Gretna, Louisiana

Wayland, Massachusetts

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2013, ValleyManCT from Naugatuck, CT wrote:

Hi all members I am new to this site and very happy to have found it! I am from the small town of Naugatuck Connecticut where the pepper Jimmy Nardello acutally comes from ! Being a small town I actually knew Jimmy Nardello who the pepper is named for. My grandparents on my Dads side acutally grew these peppers from seed that came from the town in Italy where they were brought from. Jimmy Nardello's name was actually changed when they came from Italy by some error and his Sur name was really Nardiello the same spelling as my Grandmothers who I surmise was some how related back a few generations ago being from the same small town of Ruoti Potenzza in the region of Bassilicata Italy. Until my dad passed on he and I used to have the peppers grown from a farm in Cheshire CT. He... read more


On Oct 14, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from Seeds of Change which describes it as follows: "Delightful fresh or fried, the sweetes non-bell pepper when ripe. An Italian heirloom from the Nadello family. Red when ripe, these 6-8 in. peppers have shiny, wrinkled skins. Almost like candy." ( 65 day green, 75 day red)