Congratulations to Colty and Kierra, our order fulfillment team, on their upcoming wedding! Due to their two week honeymoon, any orders placed after Thursday, November 10th will not be filled until the first week of December. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

'Bananapeño' Pepper
'Bananapeño' Pepper

'Bananapeño' Pepper

Regular price $6.00 Sale

Capsicum annuum

Origin: South Carolina

Improvement status: 

Seeds per packet: ~15

Germination tested 11/2021: 81%

Life cycle: Annual

This is the third pepper we're offering from our collaborator Kevin Bane in South Carolina — and folks have loved his 'Sabroso Yellow Habañero' and 'Pumpkin Bonnet Red'. Kevin is a pepper breeder extraordinaire, and also has his own hot sauce business (we tried some of Kevin's hot sauce and it's amazing — so clearly he knows what he's doing with peppers!). We're excited to be offering his beautiful, flavorful and mildly spicy 'Bananapeño' to the wider world.

From Kevin: "This started as an accidental cross between a giant sweet banana pepper and a jalapeño found at a flea market that I have been trying to stabilize for years. The brown color was a surprise because the first and second rounds of 'Bananapeño' were red!"

NOTE: We don't have an exact days to maturity count on this but Kevin is in South Carolina, which is where he bred this. So probably more of a long-season pepper. Though he says many of his peppers are early. FYI.

GROWING TIPS: Start plants indoors in March. Transplant to field with 14-18 inches between plants after things have warmed up a bit. Peppers don't like it cold.