Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds
Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red.
Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. This pepper is great for frying, pickling, and is an excellent choice to make pepper rings for sandwiches. Great for containers.
Banana peppers are long, slender fruits with waxy skin and minimal seeds. Use them as an appetizer or sliced on a sandwich. While there are different types of banana peppers that can be grown in the home garden, the Sweet Banana is the most common of the banana peppers. Banana peppers are ready for harvest in about 70 days after transplant, but the hot variety of banana pepper needs a longer growing season. Pick a variety that reflects your taste when growing banana peppers.
Start indoors about 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Sow them 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day. When the outdoor temperature reaches 60-65 degrees F during the day and no less than 50 degrees F at night, transplant the seedlings 12-16" apart. Peppers also grow well in pots or raised beds.
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