- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
- Mature Width 15 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
The Sweet Banana Pepper Plant is a long-standing favorite with home growers. It is loved for its heavy yields of 5-6 inch long, sweet-tasting peppers that mature from yellow to shades of orange and red. With a Scoville rating of 0 - 500, it is a mild pepper and perfectly suited to eating raw in salads or sandwiches. This pepper is harvestable in as little as 10 weeks.
Sweet Banana Pepper Plant Care
The Sweet Banana Pepper is a tender plant and should only be placed outside when the temperature has reliably risen above 65 °F. As with all peppers, the Sweet Banana Pepper requires sun and warmth to thrive; a south-facing and sheltered spot is usually ideal. When it comes to the soil type, peppers thrive when planted in fertile and moist, but well-drained soil.
Growing Sweet Banana Pepper Plant
If given 6 to 8 hours of sun per day and a bit of warmth, you could be picking these delicious peppers in as little as 75 days. With a maximum size of 24-30 inches tall and 15-18 inches wide, this pepper is perfectly suited to growing in a container. In colder areas, the Sweet Banana Pepper plant can be grown under cover in a greenhouse or tunnel.
Since this pepper prefers free-draining soil, any container used must have adequate drainage holes to allow excess water to drain away. To help provide the nutrients it requires, a fresh and rich compost mix is recommended.
Watering Sweet Banana Pepper Plant
To keep this pepper plant healthy and productive all season long, frequent watering is required. However, avoid overwatering, as peppers struggle if the soil is too saturated or waterlogged.
Feeding Sweet Banana Pepper Plant
Pepper plants benefit from being fertilized, especially when grown in a container. To feed this plant, a tomato fertilizer can be applied as per the manufacturer’s instructions once the first flowers have set.
Sweet Banana 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: 15 - 18 Inches
|Mature Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: N/A
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Goodness Grows
|Common Name: Sweet Banana Pepper Plant
|Other Name(s): Sweet Banana Pepper
|Scientific Name: Pepper 'Sweet 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 Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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.