- Ideal for sandwiches, pizza and Greek salads.
- Very Mild
- Easy to grow.
- Takes about 3 months to grow
- Seeds available online – where to buy banana pepper seeds
The banana pepper (Also known as sweet banana pepper, yellow wax pepper or banana chili)
- Originally from Central America but often associated with Hungary
- Very mild.
- Ideal for sandwiches, stir-fries, pizza and Greek salads
- Days from seed to harvest – about 75 to 90 (3 months)
- About 30 to 60 cm high
Sweet Banana is a mild yellow pepper. The name comes from the shape of the fruit that look like bananas. This sweet pepper can be eaten raw or used in stir fries, as well as being great in sandwiches, pizza and Greek salads .
- Deli Style Hot Pickled banana peppers (see video)
- Gluten-Free bacon banana pepper pizza
- Cuban banana pepper sandwich
Deli Style Hot Pickled banana peppers recipe
How to grow banana pepper at home
The sweet banana pepper can be grown from seed.
How to grow the peppers outdoors (garden, balcony, etc.)
The peppers prefer warmth & direct sunlight, well drained soil and need to be frost free.
That is why if you want to grow them outdoors then the best option is to start them indoors about 4 to 8 weeks before the last frost and then transfer them when the nights are warmer.
Indoors; January to April, 0.5 cm deep, in separate pots if possible. Pot on in late May. Outdoors; in container as patio plant or well protected site. All Year Round; not recommended. Sow early from January onwards at temperatures around 20C They can be sown later in the year for a later crop. All peppers are very sensitive to the cold, grow under glass or well protected site outside.
Surface-sow or barely cover the seeds indoors, and keep warm and moist. When sprouts appear move them to a sunny window. Set out well-developed transplants after last frost date when weather is warm. Peppers need rich moist soil and warm sunny conditions to flourish. Best sown in early spring.
Fully grown they can be upto 30 to 60 cm in height i.e. an individual pot might be the best option.
How to grow the pepper indoors (hydroponics or aquaponics)
Because of the importance of moisture and light the peppers are ideally suited for hydroponics with additional lights.
Not only are they easier to grow, but you will also get fast results.