Germination time and tips Once seeds are planted, banana peppers should sprout within 4-7 days. In colder climates, older seeds may take longer to grow. Banana peppers can be fertilized at any time of the year, but the best time to fertilize bananas is in the fall, when the weather is cooler and the soil is more fertile. Fertile soil should have a pH of between 6.5 and 7.0, and should be well-drained.

Can you grow sweet peppers from their seeds?

Peppers can be grown from their seeds, even if the seeds are from peppers purchased at the supermarket. Because green, unripe peppers do not have fully developed seeds and their flavor is not as good, seeds should be taken from ripe peppers.

How do you grow sweet pepper sweet bananas?

Sow seeds 1/4″ deep in 3in pots with quality seed compost. It’s important to keep moist. When the seedlings have at least two sets of leaves, transplant them to individual containers.

Seeds can be sown directly into the soil, or transplanted into a potting mix and allowed to germinate in a warm, well-drained location. Seeds can also be planted directly in the ground, but this is not recommended due to the risk of root rot.

Can you grow banana peppers in pots?

Banana peppers can be grown in containers if the pots are at least 12 inches deep and 6 inches in diameter. For best results, use a high-quality organic fertilizer that contains no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides. Organic fertilizer should contain no more than 10 parts per million (ppm) of nitrogen, 10 ppm of phosphorus, and 0.5 ppm potassium. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website at:

Do banana peppers need full sun?

Peppers need at least eight hours of sunlight per day to grow. In a warm, sunny spot, the soil temperature can stay at 60F or higher. Plant in well-drained soil with a pH level of 6.5 to 7.0. If your soil is too acidic, your seeds will not germinate and your plants will die.

Too alkaline, however, can lead to root rot, which is a serious problem for peppers. pH should be between 5.6 and 6, but it’s best to err on the side of caution and use a soil pH of between 4.8 and 5, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database for Pesticides and Fungicides.

Do banana peppers need a lot of water?

Growing banana pepper requires regular watering like all pepper plants. Pepper plants are thirsty most of the time and you need to water them frequently and deeply to keep the soil moist.

How often do you water banana peppers?

We recommend watering after the soil has dried somewhat. During the longest hottest days of summer, that may be every day. During cooler weather and during spring and fall you may only need to water them every 2-3 days. If you feel the top layer of soil, you can see if it is moist or not. If it isn’t, then you’re good to go.

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