This Hungarian heirloom from 1941 is the traditional pickling type. It is very long, bright yellow, and thick walled. Not a pickler? Enjoy it fresh as a snack or in salads, throw it on the grill, or use in any recipe calling for sweet pepper. Peppers will turn to a orange-red if left on the plant. A good short-season choice and successful in containers. Botanical Interests’® Sweet Banana Sweet Pepper Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 16 plants when started indoors.
70 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For mild climates only. Sow 2-4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, they may be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.