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Friday, July 1, 2016

Sweet Banana Peppers


This is the first time I've grown banana peppers.
Does anybody know how to tell if they are ripe?
These are about 3" long and still green.


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  1. I wish I did! They look great!

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    1. So far, so good! I see nachos in our future!

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  2. I'm not exactly sure, but I think they get up to around 4 or 5 inches long....or at least the ones I see in the grocery store are. But I bet you can eat them now. Small=tender, I'm thinking.

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    1. True....maybe I'll try one. I wonder if they need to be yellow?

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  3. These are so cute. I have peppers on my balcony too.
    Have a lovely weekend

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    1. I'm sure they grow great in a pot....and how cute to have them on your balcony!

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  4. I haven't seen any in the grocery stores here, but I did see packets of seeds in the garden centre. I thought about buying some but my friend said they are very spicy hot. When you try it let me know please, and I might try to grow some.

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    1. They are spicy but more mild than jalapenos. You don't just bite into them...you make spicy dishes with them like salsa.

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  5. I have no experience growing them in the garden. I had them once growing in a pot back home. They were extremely HOT, I mean boiling HOT. I gave them away, we could not eat it :-)

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    1. Yes, they are hot! But much more mild than jalapenos. I'm growing them for salsa and other spicy things.

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  6. I've had them before and they grow 4-6" or so, and will be a light green and sometimes more yellow, depending on the ones you bought. Yours look great.

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    1. OK..great! Thank you! I'll wait until they get a little longer and maybe yellow, too!

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  7. Well they sure can grow
    That's all I know
    Green thumbs I have not
    But the cat can fertilize a lot lol

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    1. We don't lack in fertilzer,
      that is for sure. haha.

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  8. I just enjoyed a pasta salad with rotini pasta and sweet peppers and red onion mixed with a balsamic dressing. Yummy!!

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    1. That sounds delish...but for breakfast? No sure about that. hahaha....

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  9. When they are yellow like a banana they are ready. If they continue to grow they will start turning orange/red and become sweeter. The hungarian wax looks a lot like them, but hotter, not as hot as a jalapeno though. - Tressa

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    1. Oooh..thank you so much, Tressa! I knew someone would know! I'll let them start to turn orange....the mister only tolerates a little heat, unlike me who loves it when my mouth is on fire. haha.

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  10. If you want to know about banana peppers, ask a chimpanzee.

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    1. If I find one that talks, I'll do that!

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  11. I will defer to the experts... but I will weigh in on nummy salsa and nachos!

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  12. I have no idea, but that's a beautiful plant, all right.

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  13. You can eat them at any size. I usually let mine get about 5 inches long. I think the heat depends a little on the weather....a hot dry summer produces hotter peppers, whereas a cooler summer with more rain makes them milder. Enjoy them!!!!

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    1. I just picked my first zucchini out of the garden...:)

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    2. Well, our weather has been cool and wet, so maybe we'll have mild ones!

      Lucky you and the zucchini! Yay! My plant just burst forth with big blossoms yesterday...can't wait!

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  14. I've never grown any but I am sure someone within your readers will have the answer. The plant looks in great shape . . . :)

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    1. . . . and lots of TLC in your garden . . . :)

      Happy birthday to Taylor . . and hoipe he didn't eat too many cakes . . lol . . :)

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    2. Yes, lots of tips! We'll find out soon enough, too, when I pick them! haha.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Taylor! Have fun celebrating.

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  16. They r ready to eat already..if u want ripe ones than wait for turning them red in colour..they r going to be real HOT..

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    1. Alrighty! Good to know! haha. thank you!

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  17. Hot peppers..yum! The older I get the hotter I like the peppers! Does that mean I'm losing my taste buds?? ;)

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    1. Yes, I think that's what that means! hahaha...

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