The banana pepper (also known as the
yellow wax pepper or banana chili) is a member of the chili pepper
family, often served pickled on sandwiches. It is a variety of the
species Capsicum annuum.
Its shape and color resembles a banana.
Its flavor is mild to moderately hot (0�500 Scoville units), and as is
the case with most peppers, its hotness depends on the maturity of the
pepper, with the most ripe being sweeter than younger ones.
Banana peppers are typically yellow, but can also be orange or red.
Yellow peppers are generally served pickled and tend to have a
flavor similar to a vinegary sweet pickle.
The plant requires full sun, and should be treated the same as most
other plants in the pepper family. Plants can be grown from seed and
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