Banana Pepper Seed Pack, 20 Organic Seeds
Name: Banana Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Banana peppers, easily identifiable and loved for their mild, tangy flavor. While typically bright yellow, it is possible for them to change to green, red, or orange as they ripen but they always have their long banana like shape. Fairly prolific producers, it’s not uncommon for a single plant to produce plenty of fresh peppers. Enjoyed both fresh and pickled, and a favorite on deli style sandwiches.
Recommended Uses: Culinary
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9
Flower Color: White, Pale Yellow
Maturity: 75 days
Other Names: yellow wax pepper, banana chili, Hungarian Yellow Wax
Growing Instructions: Full Sun, Moderate Water
Banana peppers do well in pots, but can also be directly planted in the garden if you are in a warmer zone in the deep south, anywhere free of freeze. You can start pepper plants indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last frost, transplanting into pots after. Seeds should be lightly covered with soil (¼ in to ½ in) and kept moist until germination. If transplanting into the garden space plants 18″ inches apart in rows 24″ inches apart or more. Always water plants thoroughly after transplanting, both into pots and the garden.
Fruit will be ready when they are about 6-7 inches long.
As the peppers develop, switch over to a fertilizer higher in Phosphorous and Potassium as opposed to nitrogen.