We are moving plants out of the greenhouse, and have many of these peppers on hand so give them a try. Hungarian sweet peppers, sometimes referred to as "sweet bananas," are shaped like hot peppers but lack their intense heat. Their narrow shape and flavor kick, however, readily distinguish them from the true sweet peppers of the bell family. Hungarian sweet peppers have thin skin and low water content, making them a good choice for grilling or frying. While it might be tricky at first to distinguish between sweet bells, sweet Hungarians and hot peppers, their growing conditions are all similar -- enabling you to grow a peck o' several kinds of peppers, if you wish. 68 days — 'Hungarian Sweet', also known as 'Sweet Banana', 'Yellow Wax' or 'Banana Chili', have tapering, six inch by 1½ inch long fruit that start out green, ripen to a light-yellow color at the harvest stage, finally maturing from golden to orange to red.
Their flavor is mild (typically 0 but can reach up to 500 Scoville Units) and as with most peppers, its "heat" depends on the stage of maturity at harvest. That is, the riper they are, the sweeter they are. Although primarily used as a pickling pepper, they are also excellent stuffed with your favorite sausage or cheeses, or are used as a raw ingredient in various dishes. Diced into small chunks, they are added to relish or salsa recipes to add sweetness and to temper the heat of other peppers in the mix. An "All-America Selection®" winner in 1938. Enjoy your day, till next time this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa