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Capsicum annuum
CHILLI-BANANA is a long yellow very mild chilli with an SKU of only 500.  It is said to have originated initially from Hungary, though most information suggests it came from South America. 

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It was developed into the bananas chilli of today in America in 1940 by the Corneli Seed Company.  Similar in looks to Hungarian Yellow Hot Wax but is very different in heat content.  I changes colour as it matures and is generally harvested when it has just turned yellow to get the sweetest fruit.  Think flesh with a waxy skin, it grows to roughly 20cm long with a curve at the end resembling a banana – hence the name.

Banana chilli can be eaten raw, pickled, baked or stuffed.  Add it to salads, pizza, sandwiches or whatever takes your fancy to spice up dish with a bit of tang without overdoing the heat.  Nutritionally the banana tree chilli contains many vitamins and minerals but is particularly high in Vitamin C.

Raise seedling indoor before the end of winter and plant out in early Spring after the last frost if you live in a cool climate.   Warmer climates are not so restrictive in time to plant and can be grown as a perennial from seed if winters are mild.   Trim off first flowers and fruit to increase production.  Freezing chilli seeds for a few days before planting tricks the seed into thinking it has just come through winter and needs to sprout.  Or soak seed for 12 to 48 hours if the seed is difficult to germinate.

Prepare you soil with well matured manure before planting out.  Water deeply and often.  Fertilise with a nitrogen rich foliar spray in the first few weeks. Harden off before planting out.
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Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

0- 500

Plant Height (cm)

30 - 60

Season of Interest

warm to hot

Temperature Range (°C)

22 - 30

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial


Frost Hardy / Tender


Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Full sun

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings



Sandy Loam, Rich in nutrients. added compost to the soil for fertility, and dolomite or crushed egg shells to help fend off blossom end rot


6 - 7

Soil Temperature (°C)

16 - 25

Seed Preparation

Soak seeds overnight in lukewarm water or freeze for a few days before planting

Sowing Depth (mm)


Plant Spacing (cm)

30 - 40

Row spacing (cm)

45 - 70


regular, keep moist NOT wet

Germination Time (Days)

4 - 20

Harvest Time (Days)

60 - 75

Good Companion Plants

Carrots, cucumber, squash, members of the Allum family, Basil, Dill, Fennel

Bad Companion Plants



blossom end rot

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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