Pepper, Sweet Banana

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Pepper – Sweet Banana Capsicum annuum This heirloom annual is a mild pepper making it’s versatility in the kitchen endless. Great for pickling! Suggested Planting Requirements: For optimal growth, choose soil that has been deeply worked with…

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Pepper – Sweet Banana 

Capsicum annuum

This heirloom annual is a mild pepper making it’s versatility in the kitchen endless. Great for pickling and eating raw on a veggie plate with some homemade dip!

Suggested Planting Requirements: For optimal growth, choose soil that has been deeply worked with organic matter and good drainage.  Adding organic matter is essential. A pH level of 6.0-6.8 is recommended.  Chili peppers should be watered deeply but do not overwater. Can be grown in container gardens.

Growing Recommendations: Start seeds indoor 8-10 weeks before the last frost.  Plant in sunny, warm and sheltered areas.  Areas with high wind should be avoided.  Pinch all flowers until main stalk reaches 18” for optimum support.  Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.  For Southern California growers, peppers may be kept over winter in warm areas and perennialized.  For those living near the coast, take caution as pepper plants do grow well in salty soil.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest at any point and use both dry and fresh.  These peppers can be added to stews and sauces and can be roasted or stuffed.   Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season.  Cut (don’t pull) the fruit from the stems, as this will prevent damage.  Harvestable from the green stage through the color change for varying flavor and texture.

 

Soil Temperature:75-85°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:7-14+
Days to Maturity60-75+
Height at Maturity:1′-2′
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun
Spacing:1′-2′

 Available Package: .25  gram

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Weight0.00 g
Dimensions0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 in

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