Sweet Banana Pepper
At a Glance Info
Light: Full Sun
Soil type/pH: Potting mix or loamy and silty soil; pH of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic to weakly alkaline)
Spacing: 18 to 24 in. apart
Height: Appx. 1.5 feet
Type: Sweet pepper
Fruit Size: Appx. 4 in. long
The Sweet Banana pepper plant is an open-pollinated variety of Capsicum annuum (pepper plant). This plant produces crunchy fruit that is great raw, stuffed, or grilled. It is generally easy to grow and does well both in-ground and in large (4 gallon or more) pots.
This plant can be planted as long as the temperature stays above 50°F, but will not produce much fruit until temperature stays above 68°F. Dig holes for planting twice the width of the pot and about the same depth as the pot. Use the last frost date for your area as a guideline. If your plant came in a biodegradable pot, click here for biodegradable pot instructions. Use a small amount of fertilizer at time of planting if your soil does not already contain it. Once the first fruit set, begin fertilizing according to package instructions. Always use scissors or a knife when harvesting fruit to avoid plant damage.
Note: It is important that you do not plant nightshades in the same location each year. Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all nightshades. Try not to plant sweet peppers and hot peppers near each other to prevent cross-pollination.
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