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Sweet pepper 'Sweet Banana'      

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Sweet Banana'), Sweet Banana is a variety of Sweet pepper. 'Sweet Banana' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white and   Floral white. The blooms display an average of 5 petals. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green and   Ao green colour.

‘Sweet Banana’ peppers are a curved, sweet and crunchy type of pepper that grow up to 10cm (4 inches) in length – great for grilling, frying, stuffing or eating raw.

Sweet Banana grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Sweet Banana is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a erect-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

Czech Republic is believed to be where Sweet Banana originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Sweet Banana Sweet pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow Sweet Banana

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sweet Banana is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Sweet Banana in potting mix, loamy and silty soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Sweet Banana from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between Sweet pepper plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet Banana about 32 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Sweet Banana

As Sweet Banana is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 10°C / 50°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Sweet Banana

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