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Banana Peppers

Banana Peppers

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Also known as the Yellow wax pepper, the Banana Pepper has a mild, sweet taste that is very popular on many types of foods. It is commonly eaten on pizza, in Greek salads, on sandwiches, or stuffed with meat and/or cheese. They also add a bit of sweetness to salsa and an interesting flavor, while other peppers add the heat.

They may be pickled or used fresh. As the name suggests, it is typically a bright yellow or yellow-green, but they may mature to orange or red if left to ripen.


  • Comment Link Robert August 21, 2016 posted by Robert

    I've been growing chillies and peppers for some years now but never before Banana Peppers or are they Chillies.
    Mine are growing upright , unlike most peppers and chillies which hang down. Is there a problem or is this natural.

    REPLY: Robert, some peppers do grow upward, though Banana Peppers do not. You probably have a different sort of pepper or strain. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  • Comment Link doyle August 15, 2016 posted by doyle

    I am a mewbe at peppers but do have a nice veg garden. Please advise best place to buy pepper seeds? Thank you

    REPLY: Thanks, Doyle. I have some information at this page: -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness

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