Sweet Banana Pepper

Sweet Banana Pepper

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Sweet Banana Pepper (70 days)

Bright yellow fruits are sweet, crunchy and about 4-6" long. 

Many folks eat them right out of the garden, but they are delicious pickled as well. 

Banana peppers get sweeter as they ripen. 

Makes a nice pickling pepper.  Many folks use banana peppers pickled on sandwiches and in salads.  Others make sweet pepper jam or relish.  I've been know to put them on pizza!

This is a great pepper for short season climates because it produces so quickly.   Remember to get an early start by planting in the greenhouse first and setting them out in the garden when the weather is warm. 


California Master Gardener handbook recommends this sweet banana peppers for California.


Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  "These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."



The Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends this variety for Texas!

 

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¼" 110-130 75-85° 7-10 24" 12-18" 40 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Sweat Peppers:

Start these vegetable seeds indoors about 6-8 weekds before your last frost date.  Be sure to keep them in a warm place so that the soil temperature stays above 75°.  Young heirloom pepper plants like it to stay warm and will develope well if kept happy.

Only transplanted after the heirloom pepper seedlings have shown several sets of their true leaves and only once you are sure the outside soil temperature is consistently above 65°. 

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

SWEET AND SOUR PEPPERS 

Ingredients:
4 bell peppers (halved, seeded, and sliced thickly)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
7 fl oz white wine or balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
salt

Directions:
Heat olive oil in a pan
Add peppers and stir occasionally on low heat for 15 - 20 minutes.  Season the peppers lightly with salt.
Remove the peppers, leaving only the juices still in the pan,  and set them aside.
Turn the pan up to medium heat and add the vinegar.  Stir in the sugar then continue stirring until the vinegar has almost evaporated.
Return the peppers to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve warm.

 
 
 
 
 
BACON & PARMESAN STUFFED BABY BELL PEPPERS
 
 
Makes 6-8 Servings
 
Ingredients
4 bacon strips
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
24 (3-inch) baby beby bell peppers (we reccomend little bells peppers or Itlaian pepperoncini)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ cup toasted breadcrumbs
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
a chopped jalapeno or two to the filling if you still want some heat
 
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
 
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Fry the bacon for about 3 minutes, then flip and fry until crisp to your liking, about 2 minutes. Drain the bacon on paper towels and reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease in the skillet.
 
Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
Cut the top ½ inch off the peppers, reserving the tops, then cut the bottom ½ inch so they stand upright (don’t worry if you make a hole in the bottom). Scrape out and discard the seeds, then arrange the peppers evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet.
 
Crumble or chop the bacon into fine bits. In a medium bowl, combine the bacon, onion, Parmesan, ricotta, breadcrumbs, and parsley. Heap the filling into each pepper with a small spoon and cover with the reserved tops. Try to press as much of the filling down as possible toward the bottom of the peppers so they don’t become top heavy and tip over. Roast until the peppers begin to soften, 15 to 20 minutes.
 
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This recipe was provided by The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly.  This cookbook is your go to for "no waste recipes for cooking your way through a community supported agriculture box, farmers market, or backyard bounty".  It features a plethora of vegetable recipes for each season.
 
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Mary C
    Very sweet if you allow to ripen to a gold-orange. If picked at pale yellow, still a bit warm, unless grilled or fried. Great flavor and heavy producer in so cal.
  • Author: GIBB
    They did phenomenal had loads of peppers family love it , taste great Northern Va

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