Marlingardener wrote:I've never grown sweet banana peppers before, and haven't seen them in the grocery, so I have no idea at what length/color to pick them. Right now the biggest one is about 3" long and a light yellowish green color. Will someone give me an idea as to when they are best, and what they may look like? This is an unnamed variety--the tag just said "Sweet banana pepper."
Jane, I'll generally pick mine at about 5+ inches in length. I like to pickle them whole along with some Jalapeno or Habanero peppers and much longer than that won't allow them to fit in the jars.
Forgot to mention that they stay pretty much the color you mentioned and every once in a while I'll get just a bit of purple streaking on the skin that doesn't harm the flavor or texture.