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PlantFiles: Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Banana Supreme'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Banana Supreme
Hybridized by Seminis; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DanCarmona On Nov 28, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Sweet Banana Supreme
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 656301
Scoville units: 0
Blossom end shape: pointed
Fruit position and shape: pendant, elongate
Fruit size and color: 6 > 8" green > yellow > red
Calyx shape: saucer shaped, toothless
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color: white
Anther color: blue
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.
Maturity: 70 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Taste: .sweet
Uses:Ěsalads, chopped frozen
Banana is a milder version of its genetic brother the Hungarian Hot Wax. This medium sized plant produces excellent yields of 6 to 8 inches long by 1 to 1.25 inches wide banana shaped fruits (hence the name) which mature from greenish yellow to red. This is a very easy to grow and a flavorsome variety and a good choice for new chile growers.
History: Tomato Growers Supply Company donated this cultivar 2005 and was given a PI #

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid sweet banana. Fruits are 8 inches long and ripen from yellow to red.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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