Sweet Banana Pepper
This pepper won All America Selections recognition in 1941 and has been a garden favorite ever since.

Sweet Banana Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 6 inches by 1.5 inches
  • Matures: 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches

Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild banana peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. Banana peppers are great for frying and pickling, and are an excellent choice for making pepper rings for sandwiches. Great for containers.

Bonnie Plants grows select varieties organically in a limited number of regions. Find a store in your area that carries Bonnie Organics.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

Sweet Banana Pepper is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've grown hot banana peppers before but this year is my first to grow sweet banana peppers. I am very impressed. I wish I could post a pic of my most prolific plant, as I held a real large banana (fruit) up next to one of these and the pepper was bigger! They are thick walled, too. I stuff them with homemade pimento cheese spread and grill them. They have a sweet taste like a bell pepper. I am harvesting seeds for next year, so many of them I let grow to full maturity and turn red. In my opinion they taste best when harvested orange. Be patient, the taste is worth waiting for the color change. I will definitely start these seeds early next year.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sorry, but my yield is pretty much nil. I have 2 plants in their own 5 gallon planters for 3 1/2 months now. Each plant has produced 1 pepper. In the plant's defense, the day temps have been in the 90's to 108's. The Sacramento area has some hot summers! I moved both plants into my courtyard that has diffused sunlight by trees. It's a lot cooler there. Each plant has several flowers, so being in a cooler environment might just be the trick. I have also moved 2 tomato plants there. Proved to be a topic of conversation by visitors. I've always had such good results with Bonnie plants, maybe these will turn around.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought two of these last year, and I barely kept up, they were so productive! Fruits were big thick and delicious! As second year plants they are doing even better than before. It has more peppers that have even thicker walls and are getting a lot bigger than last year. They taste great pickled, cooked and raw. I even dried some out for a seasoning powder, and I use it on everything!! My toddler loves snacking on them. Prettiest pepper in my garden. I love the crimson color, and some of mine even have streaks of purple.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought a Bonnie sweet banana pepper plant that thrived as soon as I put it in a 4 gallon bucket. It looks great and the first 6" pepper was harvested 11 days after planting. I realize that it wasn’t fully mature. There are now 5 or more peppers (after giving 2 away), and 2 are approaching 8 inches in length, and plenty more forming. I plucked a "sucker" from the side of the stem and stuck it into the soil, and it seems that I now have another pepper plant!
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First go around with Bonnie Plants and I regret not finding them sooner. Easy to keep up with and they are thriving inspite of my lack of knowledge. Six to Eight inches long seems to be the norm. Planted beside the house in mostly red clay and sand mix, with some crushed leaves and a few dozen night crawlers. See thriving in spite of my poor efforts.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love our sweet banana pepper plant. It was a good decision to buy only one. We are still picking peppers every other week and making 5 pints canned pepper rings each time. We must have 30 something pints and they are so good, we eat them on just about everything. Thank you. I looked up saving the seeds but then noticed it's a hybrid. Darn.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 10 year old son, got a free plant from State Fair, Cal Expo. His plant is in great shape, it only yielded 2 peppers. Taste great.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wife and I got our pepper plant in late summer here in Azle Texas, didn't yield much till about 2 weeks ago when it got cool, and we are full of peppers.
Date published: 2015-11-20
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