Sweet Banana

Sweet Banana

Pepper, Sweet Banana Heirloom Seed.  OG

65 days. Sweet and tasty pointed yellow fruit about 7 inches long.

Thick walled fruit turn from light yellow to bright red. Popular for salads, frying, and pickling.

The fruits are mild when yellow and moderately sweet when they ripen red.

A good pickling pepper due to their mild flavor and is popular at growers markets due to their adaptability in cooking and salads.

Pack 25-30 seeds. Growers pack 100-120 seeds.


Peppers thrive in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 6.5. Abundant phosphorus and calcium is important for the best results.

Sow seeds 1/4 deep 6-8 weeks before last frost. Maintain soil temperatures at 80-90°F. Pepper seeds germinate very slowly in cooler soil. When the first true leaves appear transplant seedlings into 4″pots. Grow plants at approx. 70°F day and 60°F nights.

Exposing the seedlings to controlled cold treatments can increase the number of flowers and fruits. When the third true leaf appears, grow the plants at a minimum night temp. of 53-55°F for 4 weeks. Afterwards the plants should receive full sunlight.

Transplant out 1-2 weeks after last frost or when the soil is warm and weather is settled. Ideally seedlings will have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18″ apart in rows 24-36″ apart. Initial watering for transplants should be using a high phosphorus organic fertilizer solution.

Control cutworms with Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) or with paper collars. Control tarnished plant bugs, aphids, and flea beetles with pyretherin.

Be wary of soil or airborne virus’s from nearby tomato or eggplant sets. Good crop rotation can help control this condition. See our pages for peroxide treatments if this occurs.

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