Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Banana
Fruit Length: 6-7"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Other: Light Green to Yellow to Red-Orange
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 60 yellow, 75 ripe red-orange
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Fruit: Showy
Other: Mild-tasting fruit is 6-7 inches long
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1941 National

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Common names
  • Banana Pepper

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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 9/1/19
Grown in a pot, Added epsom salts this year and got a bumper crop
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-06-16
Peppers are ripening, 9 weeks after planting from 4" pot
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 9/1/19
Grown in a pot, Added epsom salts this year and got a bumper crop
Location: Augusta GA
Date: 2005-07-30
Location: full sun - zone 7
Date: 2020-05-30
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-08-17
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-09-01
Peppers still green.
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 9/1/19
Grown in a pot, Added epsom salts this year and got a bumper crop
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 9/1/19
Grown in a pot, Added epsom salts this year and got a bumper crop
Location: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-15
Location: Augusta GA
Date: 2005-07-14
Location: Grantville, Georgia
Date: Aug. 10, 2013
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 9/1/19
Grown in a pot, Added epsom salts this year and got a bumper crop
Location: Shirley, NY
Date: 07/10/2021
fruit awaiting color change
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-08-23

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2014-08-27
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2017-09-21
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: September 2019
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 2, 2014
Heavy Producing Plants
Location: Safety Harbor, FL
Date: 2015-02-01
Seedling started on 1-7-15

Date: 2017-07-15

Date: 2017-07-15

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-06-07

Date: 2015-08-27

Date: 2015-08-27

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
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Comments:
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:43 PM concerning plant:
    These long, horn-shaped peppers are prolific and easy to grow. Sometimes the fruits are nearly as tall as the plant itself! Great mild flavor, and they can be eaten at various stages of maturity.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 9, 2014 3:49 AM concerning plant:
    Thrives in my container garden.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 26, 2014 9:25 PM concerning plant:
    I planted a 6-pack of Sweet Banana seedlings this spring, and now the plants are loaded with peppers. I have tried them at various stages of ripeness and they taste really good, starting from as soon as they get a hint of yellow color and onto the stage when they are a nice rich gold. Of course the more you harvest, the more they bloom and set. Very pleased with these, which I either eat fresh or use for stir fry.
Plant Events from our members
p1mkw From January 15, 2015 to January 17, 2015 Seeds germinated
Good germination.
p1mkw On January 7, 2015 Seeds sown
Started seeds for 2015
lovesblooms On March 3, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors, heat, lights
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
indoors; heat/lights
lovesblooms On February 25, 2018 Seeds sown
indoors
lovesblooms On February 17, 2017 Seeds sown
resown, same container as 2/2 sowing
lovesblooms On February 2, 2017 Seeds sown
LizDTM On August 25, 2017 Obtained plant
phish49 On May 23, 2019 Seeds sown
Old seed. Planted in SIP.
aspenhill On May 4, 2020 Obtained plant
Black Creek Greenhouse - qty 2 4-packs
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