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Banana Pepper     

This one is an interesting story.

I started what I believed to be Red Ruffled sweet peppers. Then these guys started appearing. Okay, obviously not red ruffled peppers.

Finally after they started to ripen they’ve been identified as banana peppers.

This planting has been archived (Other).

Quantity: 1

Plant Sweet pepper Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 9690
Variety Red ruffled 29


Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - cover at a depth of at least 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep if you are going to sow this directly in the garden.

Sweet pepper 'Red ruffled' normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Sweet pepper 'Red ruffled' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (6b) is not within the ideal known range for Sweet pepper 'Red ruffled'. The recommended range is between Zone 9 and 11. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.

Sweet pepper 'Red ruffled' requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.

More information about Banana Pepper is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Banana Pepper Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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Folia Helper

United States5b

Wow. Those look exactly like my mystery peppers. My guess was fresno. Or maybe its some new mysterious variety that’s secretly taking over the world.

Posted on 18 Aug 08 (about 7 years ago)


Folia Helper


Hah – wouldn’t that be funny? A great conspiracy of peppers to take over the gardens of the world.

Posted on 18 Aug 08 (about 7 years ago)

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