Growing Non-GMO Sweet Banana Sweet Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 80-90
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Sweet Banana Pepper Color: Bright yellow fruits when unripe and red when ready to harvest.
- Sweet Banana Pepper Scoville: ~5,000-10,000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Sweet Banana Pepper from Seed
Pepper seeds thrive in pots and containers and can perennially overwinter in warm enough regions. Pepper is a heat-loving crop and does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Sweet banana pepper seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Sow 2-3 pepper seeds 1/4" deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organic, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
Sweet banana pepper seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting strongest starts 12-18" apart in the garden or 1 plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruiting. Fruit may be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit.
A good idea is to get an early start by planting the seeds in a greenhouse first, then transplanting once the weather warms up. Banana peppers get sweeter as they ripen.
Sweet Banana Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
Harvesting Sweet Banana Sweet Peppers
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
Bright yellow fruits are sweet, crunchy and about 4-6" long.
Many folks eat them right out of the garden, but they are delicious pickled as well. Banana peppers get sweeter as they ripen.
About Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (80-100 Days) AKA: Sweet Wax Pepper.
There are plenty of uses for Banana Peppers. Extremely popular for pickling. They're also commonly added into salsas and salads. Also excellent for stuffing. For some interesting flavor, you can add them as a pizza topping or even make them into a jelly.
Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends this variety for Texas!
Makes a nice pickling pepper. Many folks use banana peppers pickled on sandwiches and in salads. Others make sweet pepper jam or relish. I've been know to put them on pizza!
This is a great pepper for short season climates because it produces so quickly. Remember to get an early start by planting in the greenhouse first and setting them out in the garden when the weather is warm.
California Master Gardener Handbook recommends this sweet banana peppers for California.
Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...
"These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."
Sweet Banana Sweet Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 300 mg - Packet - Approx 45 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,450 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 17,800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 71,200 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 356,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Sweet Banana sweet pepper seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.