Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 16″–24″ upright plants
Variety Information: 5″–7″ long and 1 ½” wide, mild, yellow peppers.
When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: Start indoors
Row Spacing: 24″–36″
Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18″–24″ apart outside
Harvesting: Harvest when 3″–5″ long or longer and when peppers are yellow or orange-red. Even though banana peppers are usually harvested yellow, they will ripen to orange-red if left on the vine.