Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
Species: Annuum | Origin: Italy | Heat: Very Sweet
This legendary Italian heirloom was introduced to the U.S. by Guiseppe Nardello in 1887. A favorite from the southern part of Italy, these productive 2ft plants can yield upto a dozen peppers. Although technically a frying pepper, this is one of the sweetest non-bell peppers you'll ever taste. Bright red, 6 to 7 inch long peppers are only about 1 in. wide, and taper from the shoulder to tip, with a curving, somewhat wrinkled appearance. They are great for adding to salads or cooking into stir-fries. No matter if you use it fresh or cooked, its flavour remains very sweet. Expect large yields. 80 days.
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