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.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.