Banana Peppers should be thinned to one plant per yCube. We suggest checking the roots monthly and trimming any that are brown or extending past the yPod. Banana Peppers need help with pollination.
Once the plant produces flowers, gently shake the plant by hand replicating the effects of wind or gently disturb the inside of the blossom with your finger, or a small brush. Since the plant can grow quite tall, it will require support as it matures.
Banana Peppers fruit can grow to 8-9 inches. As it ripens, it will go from yellowish-green, to yellow, to red. The longer they are allowed to ripen, the sweeter they get! Harvest by cutting the fruit at its stem.
Capsicum annuum are native to the New World tropics. Banana peppers, with their oblong shape and yellow color, earned their name from resembling the banana fruit.
These banana peppers maintain a mild, refreshing flavor as they take on their yellow color, then begin to sweeten upon blushing red.
Similar to other Cannuum peppers, banana peppers provide a great source of Vitamin C, which increases with ripening, along with carotenoids, especially pro-Vitamin A. Banana peppers also deliver healthy flavonoids, such as quercetin and luteolin. Both are potent anti inflammatory compounds with beneficial pharmacological properties.
Unlike hot banana peppers, this sweet variety won’t make you sweat. These peppers are best consumed raw on salads, sandwiches,in fresh salsas, and are pleasant by themselves.