The cubanelle pepper has a sweet taste with a little more heat than a bell pepper.
Unlike bell peppers, which have thick walls, the cubanelle has thin walls, making it a great pick for frying or stuffing. The fruits of the plant are usually about 4 inches long. The unripe pepper is yellow-green and turns orange, then red, as it ripens.
For hardiness zones 7 and below, start seeds inside about eight weeks before the last frost date in your area. Wait until two weeks after the last frost before you plant the peppers outside. Plant seeds 1/4" deep and keep the soil moist, in a well-draining soil, throughout germination. You may plant the seeds directly in the garden if you live in a region that has a long growing season. The cubanelle pepper takes 70 to 80 days to reach maturity. The plants do not like temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder temperatures can reduce the yield of the plant.