Sweet Banana Sweet Pepper Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 16 plants when started indoors.
4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This Hungarian heirloom from 1941 is the traditional pickling type. It is very long, bright yellow, and thick walled. Not a pickler? Enjoy it fresh as a snack or in salads, throw it on the grill, or use in any recipe calling for sweet pepper. Peppers will turn to a orange-red if left on the plant. A good short-season choice and successful in containers. A 1941 All-America Selections award winner.
$2.69 20 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–24" upright plants

Variety Information: 5"–7" long and 1 ½" wide, mild, yellow peppers.

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"–24" apart outside

Harvesting: Harvest when 3"–5" long or longer and when peppers are yellow or orange-red. Even though banana peppers are usually harvested yellow, they will ripen to orange-red if left on the vine.

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Sweet Banana Sweet Pepper Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Great peppers

5 out of 5 stars Jul 11, 2020
Great germination, strong plants & great peppers. I've used a different seed company's banana pepper seeds for several years, but the past two years the packages had chili/semi-hot/sweet pepper all mixed together. I'm glad they (the other company) messed up their seed packs or I might not have tried Botanical Interests banana pepper seeds. The peppers are meaty, crunchy and very prolific. They taste good yellow, but waiting to see how they are when changing color to the orange/red. Normally I don't write a review until the end of the growing season, but I don't foresee a problem with these since they're doing so well. If you live in a climate where you can start/grow these now, you won't be disappointed.
Doreen Lapp from OH


4 out of 5 stars Oct 30, 2021
Kept on producing! Did very well in containers
Lynne from MI


5 out of 5 stars Oct 31, 2021
Did so we'll for me in zone 8b.. No problems, just lots and lots of peppers. Only thing I'd do different is to stake them early.
Jennifer from NC

Sweet Banana Pepper

5 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
Meh. Lousy return. Got approx. 5 peppers from 4 plants. Poor growth.
Keri from CO
Owner Response: Hi Keri, Thank you for sharing your experience. Like your reviews on the other peppers today this is not a typical experience and I wanted to remind you that we are here to help troubleshoot growing issues. Please feel free to email customer service or the horticulturists for help (info. in the contact us link at the bottom of any webpage).


5 out of 5 stars Feb 17, 2022
It's been about 10 weeks and almost ready to plant outside, but already very strong stem and prolific leaves.
Adier from CA

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