Sweet Banana Pepper
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!
I've grown these sweet banana peppers for years, usually planted among tomatoes so they can avoid sun scald in our fierce AZ summer heat. They are very easy to grow and quite productive. The flavor is exceptional. We use them cooked in Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches, raw in garden salads, egg salad, potato salad, macaroni salad--you get the idea.