Pepper, Sweet, “Banana” Seeds
This Hungarian heirloom from 1941 is the traditional pickling type. It is very long, bright yellow, and thick walled. 5″–7″ long and 1 ½” wide, mild, yellow peppers. 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.
Package contains 20 seeds.
Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting
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.