Sweet Banana Pepper

Sweet Banana Pepper

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3.0 (2 reviews)
One of the most popular non-bell sweet peppers, excellent both fresh and cooked! Thick-walled fruits with sweet, mild, waxy flesh are prolifically produced on 16 to 24" plants with pendant fruits. Fruits start out a pale green, ripening to yellow, then red.
100 seeds
1/16 Ounce
1/4 Ounce

Product Details

: 46
: Spring
: 0.25
: Fertile, well-drained
: 4-6-8
:
: 2 -
:
: Fruit

Physical Details

: Green
: Pale green, ripening to yellow, then red
: 14 to 28
: 66
: 18 to 24
: Yes
: Determinate
: OpenPollinated

Scientific Details

: Capsicum
: annuum
: Sweet Banana
Product Reviews
3.0 (2 reviews)
  • By jason s
    3/29/2015
    From Blue Lake, California
    5.0
    I live in northern California- (Blue Lake, California) I planted these by seed and some did not make it. I planted them by seed in a flat with a plastic dome in my large outside greenhouse. Currently the plants that survived are about 2”-4” tall in 2 ½ months since planting them by seed. After consulting with Allen at TotallyTomatoes, he advised me on the best way to plant seeds and he sent replacements for the seeds that did not make it. I have followed his advice and am amazed at the results.
    Here is how I planted my most recent seeds and the results are amazing,
    I bought 2 Hot House Mini-Greenhouses similar to this one (product 86495) and put a 4’ fluorescent shop light 6” above the mini-Greenhouse and set it on a shelf in my garage. Then I planted a flat of Jalapenos was amazed at the results. In 11 days since I planted the seeds they were about 2” tall. I also recommend a digital temperature controller (product 53255) and set your temperature for 85 degrees for peppers.
    I then put the plants in a small greenhouse similar to this one (95263), and then I could put a blanket over it at night when it was suppose to freeze. With a blanket on the greenhouse the inside temp was roughly 9 degrees warmer at night which was perfect for tomatoes and peppers, and the zippers on the greenhouse allowed for air circulation during the hottest part of the day so the greenhouse would not get to hot. I also have a large greenhouse, but with the small greenhouse I can control the temperature easier than in my large greenhouse.
    I was so impressed with the results that I bought my mom the same kind of setup last week. My mom is super excited to see the results of the mini-greenhouse with the heating pad because she has been trying 10 years to get tomatoes and peppers to grow by seed where she lives on the Oregon Coast with little luck.
    Thanks for replacing the seeds that did not make it and for providing me the advice on how to best grow seeds and the equipment I can use to quickly produce strong and healthy plants. I am looking forward to buying seeds every year through this company because you guys have the best quality customer service and the willingness to help a beginner gardener.
  • By Susan D
    2/17/2015
    From Friendswood, TX
    1.0
    ZERO germination after 7 weeks on a heat mat
    * Admin Notes added 2/18/2015 1:00:30 PM:
    Pepper seeds can be somewhat tricky to start, as peppers prefer warm temperatures and often germinate somewhat slowly. Cover seed lightly, planting it between an eighth and a quarter of an inch deep. Pepper seed germinates best at temperatures of 80 to 85 degrees F. Using a heat mat helps to keep temperature in the ideal range, and using a soil thermometer to verify that the media temperature is in the proper range is recommended. Seed may take 2 to 3 weeks to germinate. While seed is germinating, keep the media moist but not saturated to ensure there is enough oxygen for the developing roots.