Hot Pepper – Sweet banana


Format: 3" pot

A versatile and productive hot pepper variety that is easy to grow and perfect for a wide range of culinary applications.

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This Seedling is Available Starting: 20/05/2023

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Botanical name
Capsicum annuum


18-24 inches apart, with rows 24-36 inches apart

1/4 to 1/2 inch deep

Sun & Soil Requirements

  • Full sun
  • Fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8
  • At least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day


  • Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors when they are 6-8 inches tall and the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (15.6°C)

Outdoors Plant outdoors in the garden after the last expected frost date when the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (15.6°C)

Germination Time
7-14 days, depending on soil temperature

Companion Planting

  • Plant with basil, parsley, and tomatoes
  • Avoid planting with fennel or kohlrabi

Watering requirements

  • Consistent moisture
  • Deep watering but infrequently
  • Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot

Fertilizer requirements

  • Balanced fertilizer at planting time and once a month thereafter
  • Avoid over-fertilizing with nitrogen


  • Susceptible to aphids and flea beetles
  • Use row covers to protect against flea beetles
  • Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to control aphids


  • Plant after last expected frost date
  • 70-80 days to maturity


  • Staking or supporting is recommended
  • Pinch off the first flowers that appear to promote vegetative growth and a larger harvest
  • Pinch off the growing tip of the plant once it reaches 12-18 inches in height to encourage branching and a bushier plant

Harvest Tips

  • Harvest when fruits have reached full size and have turned their final color
  • Cut the stem with a sharp knife or pruners leaving a small portion of stem attached to the fruit

Season Tolerance

  • Heat-loving plants
  • Do not tolerate frost
  • Protect if temperatures drop below 55°F (12.8°C)