- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
- Mature Width 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
Vigorous-growing, heavy-producing plants, Hot Banana Pepper delivers both heat and exceptional flavor! Harvested from July - September, it's a heavy producer in the heat of summer. Hot Banana Pepper produces a rainbow of colorful hot peppers ranging in tones from yellow, orange, or red. Excellent used in sauces, stuffing, roasting, pickling, or using fresh from the garden in your favorite recipe.
Hot Banana Pepper Plant Care
This hybrid hot pepper grows in hardiness zones 9-12 and takes 75 days to reach maturity. It thrives in hot weather, reaching a height of 24-30 inches with a spread of up to 2 feet. Harvest Hot Banana Peppers when they reach 5-6” long and develop a firm skin. You can harvest when fruits are yellow or when they turn orange and red.
Growing Hot Banana Pepper Plant
Plant Hot Banana Pepper plant once all danger of frost has passed and when the soil temperature is warmer than 60 degrees F. Place plants in well-amended, well-draining soil where Hot Banana Peppers can receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Hot Banana Peppers can be easily grown in containers, but they will need an ample-sized pot at least 1-2 feet in diameter. The benefit is container plants can be moved around easily and can be grown where space in the garden is at a premium. Place the plant in full sun on a deck, balcony, or anywhere your pepper plant will receive at least 6 or more hours of direct sunlight. When grown in containers, they may need frequent watering; check daily during the hot summer months.
Watering Hot Banana Pepper Plant
Avoid overhead watering, instead direct water flow to the roots of the plant. Mulching around your Hot Banana Pepper plant will help maintain soil moisture.
Feeding Hot Banana Pepper Plant
Apply a well-balanced, organic liquid fertilizer once the pepper plants begin to set fruit. Apply a natural mulch around the base of your pepper plant in spring to conserve soil moisture and help suppress weeds. As the mulch slowly breaks down, it delivers much-needed nutrients to the plant's roots.
Hot Banana Hot Pepper Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Hot Banana Hot Pepper Plant|
|Other Name(s): Hot Banana Hot Pepper|
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Hot Banana'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.