Pepper Seeds - Sweet Banana
- 50 Seeds
- 60 Days to Maturity
- Mild Flavor Profile
- Perfect for Roasting
- Excellent for Pickling
- Versatile Culinary Uses
- Changes Color with Preparation
- Stays Fresh for Extended Periods
History: Sweet Banana peppers, as their name suggests, carry a shape reminiscent of bananas. While their origin is largely tied to South and Central America, their popularity saw them swiftly migrate to gardens and kitchens worldwide. The adaptation of these peppers to various climates and cuisines over time has cemented their status as a versatile and cherished variety in the pepper family.
Uses: Sweet Banana peppers have a wide array of culinary applications. Their mild flavor profile makes them a go-to choice for those who enjoy the taste of peppers without an overwhelming heat. Often roasted to bring out their natural sweetness, they also hold their own when pickled, delivering a tangy kick to sandwiches and salads. Their ability to transition between colors during preparation offers an additional visual appeal to dishes. Whether integrated into a vegetable platter, combined with pasta, or served as a standalone snack, their prolonged freshness ensures they are a constant presence in pantries and refrigerators.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Sweet Banana peppers are relatively simple to cultivate, making them ideal for novice gardeners and seasoned horticulturists alike. They thrive best in well-draining soil under full sun, though they can tolerate partial shade. Start by sowing seeds indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Once the seedlings have developed and the threat of frost has passed, transplant them outdoors, spacing them about 18-24 inches apart. The peppers will be ready to harvest once they reach a bright yellow hue, usually around 60 days from transplanting. For those who prefer a milder flavor, it's advised to harvest the peppers while they're young. For a richer, more mature taste, allow them to ripen on the plant a bit longer.