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Aug 5, 2017 8:07 PM CST
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we grew some banana peppers is it unusual for the peppers on the plant to grow upwards instead of hanging down
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Aug 5, 2017 8:34 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Welcome!

They usually grow down. I say 'usually' because our plants strive constantly to confuse and surprise us.

Are all the peppers growing up? Or just one or two? Are you sure its a Banana pepper?

Maybe a photo would help.
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Aug 6, 2017 7:29 AM CST
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they all are growing upwards its a banana pepper plant sorry cant provide a photo will the plant be alright thanks
Hurray!
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Aug 6, 2017 8:08 AM CST
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Welcome to NGA, panire123.

Banana peppers usually grow in a downward fashion, but I don't see any reason why it would harm the plant for them to grow pointing upward; actually, I'd love to find a variety that does that! Smiling
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Aug 6, 2017 10:02 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Why are you so positive the plant is a Banana pepper? The plant is fine - it doesn't matter which way the peppers grow.
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Aug 6, 2017 2:35 PM CST
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I am not aware of any variety of Banana Peppers that grow upwards. I think you might have a mis labeled plant and it might be even a hot pepper.
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Aug 6, 2017 6:19 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
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Well... there are hot banana peppers... but the ones I'm familiar with do normally grow downward.
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Aug 6, 2017 6:36 PM CST
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panire123 said:they all are growing upwards its a banana pepper plant sorry cant provide a photo will the plant be alright thanks
Hurray!


Sounds like you either answered your own question or do not like the answers we have provided thus far.

If you received your seeds from an independent gardener and not a professional, the banana peppers may not have been isolated far enough and may have crossed with some other type of pepper - no telling what you have then.
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Good luck and I sure wish you would be kind enough to share photos. Thank You!
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Jun 25, 2024 4:52 PM CST

DaisyI said: Welcome!

They usually grow down. I say 'usually' because our plants strive constantly to confuse and surprise us.

Are all the peppers growing up? Or just one or two? Are you sure its a Banana pepper?

Maybe a photo would help.



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Jun 25, 2024 4:55 PM CST

We have have some growing upwards too
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Jun 25, 2024 6:52 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Sedona Arizona (Zone 8b)
I've never actually paid that much attention. I grow several different kinds and some grow up and some down. I thought that was normal. My Hungarian peppers always grow up. My Rewia sweet peppers always grow down. It's all good.
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Jul 2, 2024 1:56 PM CST

I too have been scouring the internet looking for confirmation that my plant is alright Blinking
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