Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild banana peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. Banana peppers are great for frying and pickling, and are an excellent choice for making pepper rings for sandwiches. Great for containers. Even after more than 70 years, this is still extremely popular pepper. Large, pointed fruits measure 6-7″ long and 1 1/2″ across. The mild yellow peppers ultimately turn brilliant red. A favorite for pickling. HEIRLOOM. An All-America Selections Bronze Medal winner for 1941 and still extremely popular.