Friarello di Napoli Sweet Pepper
A very early and high-yielding Italian pepper. These have lots of sweet pepper flavor. Lots and lots of peppers on each plant--I suggest stakes or tomato cages to keep the branches from breaking under the weight of all the peppers.These are a perfect choice for pickling green. If you like fried salted green peppers as a snack with drinks, but don't want the heat of Padron peppers, Friarello is a good substitute. Easy to dry for winter pastas and delicious homemade pepper flakes--in dry weather, you can just hang the plants upside down to dry them, or just spread out the peppers in a dry breezy place. I love crops like this that are easy to grow, store, and cook.
Compared to Jimmy Nardello peppers, these are are not as sweet when red, but more flavorful at the green stage. They have tougher skins when cooked. Friarellos are earlier, higher-yielding, and the straighter shape is easier to handle in the kitchen. Friarellos are perfect for pickling or drying, Nardellos are best used fresh. I like to grow both.