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#1 Nulle

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

My husband bought this pepper for me last year from a store (called Bauhaus). They called it Hot Banana.

Unfortunately a lot of the stores here in Denmark has a bad habit of inventing 'smart' new names for peppers instead of using their real names.

So what I'd like to know is if this really is a Hot Banana or - if it's not - what it is?

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:56 AM

looks nothing like a banana pepper to me. it's red, for one.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

Banana peppers turn red when fully ripe.

Upturned pod makes me think it isn't a banana pepper.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:36 AM

Looks like some type of Thai variant. What size are the pods? Did the pods ripen from green straight to red, or was there a progression (green, yellow, orange, red, etc.)?

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

They were (afai recall) 2-3cm x 6-7cm and the pic you see is how I got it - so I don't know how it got to red.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:01 PM

They were (afai recall) 2-3cm x 6-7cm and the pic you see is how I got it - so I don't know how it got to red.

If the pods are that small they are most likely a Thai variant, especially with them standing upright.  They should be rather hot, much hotter than any banana pepper could ever be.  My forum picture is a Thai plant for reference.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

Thanks for your answer. I've never tried a banana pepper so I wouldn't know if it's hotter than that.

I thought it was pretty hot but then again I'm still at the stage where I find Jalapenos hot. :P



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:32 AM

I've had Xalapas that locked my ankles up.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:28 PM

I grew this a few years back and it was labeled "hot banana." They don't exactly look like yours, but thy did grow upwards.
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

Do they have a very strong citrus taste?


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

I grew this a few years back and it was labeled "hot banana." They don't exactly look like yours, but thy did grow upwards.

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Def not hot Banana with pods growing upwards. Yours look a lot like Hungarian hot Wax.

 

Not sure about the original poster's pods though, they do seem a bit different.


Edited by Jetchuka, 24 February 2014 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

Hungarian hot wax grow upright until they get too heavy and then drop. Slightly different than a banana pepper but closely related.

 

And as said earlier, they turn red when fully ripe.


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