Sweet Banana Pepper
72 Days OP
Ripening bright yellow to orange red and shaped like a banana, this sweet pepper grows 6- inch long fruit and are sweet, tasty and mild. An heirloom that won the All American Selections Bronze Medal in 1941 and is still extremely popular. I grow them myself every year. Perfect for fresh eating in salad as well as pickling and freezing. A heavy producer perfect for small gardens, market gardens and the home garden.
• Peppers were grown extensively in Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies long before birth of Christ
• Columbus and other early explorers who introduced peppers to welcoming Europeans
• Peppers are a major New World contribution to the cuisine of the Old World
• By the 17th century, peppers were cultivated not only in Europe, but in much of Asia and Africa
• Even though peppers are indigenous to the Americas, they were not introduced to North America until they arrived with the early colonists!
• Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
• Perfect plant to grow from the Tropics
• Start indoors in a good draining potting mix indoors 6 weeks before planting outside or continue to grow indoors
• Germination results in12 -15 days at a soil temperature of 70-90 degrees F
• Soil temperature should be at least 60-70 degrees F when planting outdoors
Harden off and set out after all danger of frost is past in a nice sunny spot. For the biggest yields place plants in raised composted beds. Water regularly. Likes a deep, rich well fertilized soil. Keep moist and feed once a month.Transplant when large enough to handle into pots. Keep humid if in dry conditions by occasional misting. Do not allow to remain in standing water. Mist flowers to encourage fruiting.
• Keep plants well watered
• Seed can be sown indoors 6 weeks before last frost date
Yellow Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds