Sweet Banana Pepper Plant

Whether hot or sweet, a specialty variety or a standard green bell, peppers are one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetable plants to grow. This is a Sweet Banana pepper plant.

sweet banana pepper plant with many ripe yellow peppers


Chon Burnett

The leaves on the sweet banana pepper have brown spot on them with holes. Please help!!!!!!

Mary Beth

Hi Chon,
Sorry to hear it! There are several possibilities. An easy way to identify and avoid confusion is to compare photography. Try this link from Missoula Extension with categorized descriptions and links to appropriate treatment. You can also submit photos of your own to our Ask An Expert service if you don’t find a quick answer via that link. ~Mary Beth, Bonnie Plants

Dixie Burlingame

I have a Banana Pepper plant that has 4 or 5 large peppers on it and we are getting close to fall frost with nights cooling off into the 40’s and I am getting anxious about picking them but do not know how to tell if they are ripe or not. they seem to have stopped growing but have changed color in the last week or so but are still a very pale yellow. How do I know how long to let them go??

Kelly Smith Trimble

Hi Dixie,

It sounds like you could go ahead and pick these to avoid them being damaged by frost. Banana peppers can ripen to darker colors but are ready to pick when full-size and pale yellow as you’re describing. Hope you enjoy them!

Kelly, Bonnie Plants


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