Growing Banana Peppers is easy – they are one of the fastest growing peppers you can grow, and are very productive plants. Our Banana Pepper Seeds germinate quickly and are a great pepper plant for short season climates because they produce so quickly. Banana Pepper plants start to harvest after just 75 days from being planted, so you'll be enjoying these bright gems faster than other peppers!
Growing Banana Peppers from seed is a great way to grow a lot of plants on a budget so you can reap the rewards of big harvests to make into pickled banana peppers, or to chop into salads or recipes.
Pick Banana Peppers often to keep them producing more pods!
How do you start Banana Pepper Seeds?
In early spring, start Banana Pepper seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich, well-draining soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest banana peppers when they are light yellow and full size.
If you like Banana Peppers, be sure to also check out our other Wax Pepper seeds, which are all great for pickling!