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Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)

Sweet Banana Pepper Seeds For Planting (Capsicum annuum)

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The sweet banana pepper is a favorite of gardener's because of its reputation as easy to grow and plentiful in its yield. With planting season just around the corner, you're probably trying to narrow down what veggies you'd like to grow in your garden this year. If you've never tried growing the sweet banana pepper, now is the perfect time.

A common misconception about peppers in general is that they're hot. While this is true of some, including the hot banana pepper, the sweet banana pepper is perfect for those with a heat-sensitive palette. Its flavor is mild, subtly sweet and tangy. Delicious as an additive to chili, spaghetti sauce, and stir-fries, they're also enjoyable sliced up and eaten raw, pickled, or in a sandwich. An added bonus to their mild flavor that makes them so easy to use in a variety of foods are the health benefits they provide. Not only are they low in calories and rich in fiber, they contain a full range of vitamins and minerals that protect against a number of ailments, including arthritis and cancer causing free radicals.

Long and slender with the waxy shell typical of most peppers, sweet banana peppers are usually yellow; however, its possible for them to turn orange, red, or greed depending on their stage of ripeness. Typically, the peppers grow to about 6 inches long. They also don't contain too many seeds which makes them very easy to prepare.

As a plant, it is rather compact, growing only about 24 to 30 inches tall. It produces little white, star-shaped flowers prior to the peppers. Because of its compact and easy to maintain size, not only is it simple to care for in a garden, it makes the perfect veggie to grow in a container. For those who love growing their own produce but can't for lack of space, sweet banana peppers work wonderfully in containers on a deck or patio.

Common pests for the sweet banana pepper are aphids, slugs, beetles and caterpillars. Aphids can be sprayed off the plants with water. For heavy infestations, insecticidal soap is recommended. The other pests, like the slugs, beetles and caterpillars, can be removed by hand. To avoid causing disease, water the plants from the bottom as opposed to the top so the soil is what's getting wet, not the plants.

Once you get your sweet banana peppers going, you can expect to enjoy your first harvest after about 65 days. Remove the peppers as you need them with clippers, leaving a little stem on them. Just make sure they are getting the heat and the water they need, and your plants will yield peppers the entire growing season.

Sowing The Seed

Peppers are best started indoors, in a controlled environment, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. To prevent root shock, sow your seeds in peat pots, at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. Transplant when the weather is warm and the plants are about 1 foot tall. Stakes can be used to support your young plants, to ensure proper growth. Check below for additional info on spacing & growth habits.

Growing Conditions

Pepper plants will thrive in the heat of summer, so they should receive full sunlight for the majority of the day, with temperatures of at least 75F or more. A soil that is rich in organic matter is best, with a pH level of at least 6.2 and 7.0. Also make sure that your sowing medium is well drained, or your plants can wilt due to being waterlogged. Water your pepper seeds daily to provide them with ample amounts of moisture until germination has occurred.

Germination & Growth

Pepper seeds typically take anywhere between 14 to 28 days to germinate. After your seedlings start to grow, they will mature to an estimated height of roughly 24 to 30 inches tall. On average, Pepper plants can be spaced 18 to 24 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced 18 inches apart. These plants do very well when grown directly in the garden, or in large pots and containers as well.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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