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Chili pepper 'Banana Pepper'

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Banana Pepper is a popular variety of Chili pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Banana Pepper'). Banana Pepper is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety.

Very mild chili pepper.
Scoville Scale – 100-900.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Banana Pepper normally grows to a max height of 2.50 feet (77.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Banana Pepper originates from.

Banana Pepper Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Banana Pepper have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Banana Pepper

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Banana Pepper is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 as Chili pepper is a neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Banana Pepper from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Banana Pepper about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Banana Pepper

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Banana Pepper is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Banana Pepper

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Banana Pepper'

Yellow Banana, Yellow Sweet Banana, Yellow Wax Pepper, Banana Chili, Yellow Banana Wax

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