Hot Banana Pepper
Harvest these peppers at all three states of ripeness to add a variety of color to a dish.

Hot Banana Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 6 inches by 1.5 inches
  • Matures: 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches
  • Scoville heat units: 5,000 to 10,000 (medium)

Profuse bearer of 6-inch-long, medium hot peppers. Excellent for pickling, frying, or roasting. Just hot enough to provide a little bite without scaring away the milder palates in the family. Produce well even in hot weather. Fruit matures from light yellow to orange to red. Mark these as different from the sweet banana peppers in your garden.

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Hot Banana Pepper is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High yield tough plant I planted in FL last May. Within a month I had a pepper. I'm getting 5 to 6 pepper a week the plant has flourished. It survived hurricane Irma with only 1 leaf left and within 2 weeks was flowering and producing again. Kept producing all year round. Great plant! All peppers have different heat ranging from mild to hot. Not sure what causes the difference but always a great surprise.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Fast Production: I transplanted one of these plants into a 5 gallon pot about a month and a half ago. I had my first pepper show up about a month after transplanting. Its still middle may and I am just about to pick my first one! Grow very well in NE Piedmont of NC.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good addition to making salsas or cooking: I grow them every year simply because they require little attention and produce bunches of mild to jalppeno type hot bright yellow peppers from july to october. They are good in salsas, salads, or just frying them up to go along with other dishes.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are just perfect for slicing and adding to cheese and crackers. Pick red and add a single, thin slice to each cheese and cracker slice.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I live on the border of Charlotte NC. Really hot this time of year. I planted hot and sweet banana pepper the first of may, so far sweet is double what the hot is yielding but the hot is coming on. Last year the hot did better than the sweet. I swapped the place they were planted this year, hot to sweet, sweet to hot. Don't know why it made a difference in which one grew faster. I have eaten many hot banana peppers from the store and I would call them medium, but my hot banana peppers are so hot I or anyone that have tried them can't get 3 to 4 bites in before they call it quits. They are almost hotter than my dragon cayenne. HOW CAN THEY BE SO HOT?
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm growing one and it is ready to pick at about 3 months.
Date published: 2015-06-15
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