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Organic Pepper Banana

Latin name:

Pepper - Banana
Capsicum Annuum
18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

The Banana Pepper is a popular and versatile pepper variety valued for its mild to moderate heat, sweet flavor, and distinctive appearance. Originating from Hungary, this pepper gets its name from its elongated shape, which resembles a banana, and its yellow color when fully ripe.

These peppers start as light green and transition to a vibrant yellow hue upon ripening. They feature thin walls and a slightly waxy texture, making them ideal for both fresh consumption and various culinary uses.

In terms of heat, Hungarian Hot Wax peppers typically range between 1,000 to 15,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), placing them in the lower to mid-range of the heat scale.

The flavor profile leans towards sweet with a subtle tang, making them suitable for a wide range of culinary applications. They are commonly used in fresh salads, salsas, and relishes, where their mild heat and sweet taste add depth and flavor. These peppers are also excellent for stuffing, pickling, grilling, or sautéing, as they maintain their shape and impart a delightful flavor to dishes.

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