Seed Exchange - Dependable and delicious, these fire engine-red peppers were given to Seed Savers Exchange by Jimmy Nardello, whose mother brought the seeds to the United States when she emigrated with her husband, Guiseppe, from the Basilicata region of Italy in 1887. One of the best peppers for frying, with a mild, spicy flavor. Productive plants are loaded with glossy-red 10"-long peppers. Plants may have to be staked. A SSE staff favorite. 80-90 days from transplant. Sweet.
Excellent frying pepper
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost
Plant 1/4" deep
Germinates in 14 days
Plant Rows 12-24" apart
Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability