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Organic Capsicum (Sweet Banana) Seeds


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Grow your own delicious Capsicum from seed - it isn't hard!  Sweet Banana Capsicum is an early ripening sweet pepper that is perfect for pickling or salads.   

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Capsicum seed packet contains approximately 30 seeds - plenty for a home garden.

What is Capsicum (Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)? 

Capsicums are a small bushy fruit that originates from South America but are usually eaten as a vegetable.  The fruit usually have 3 or 4 lobes, thick flesh and a hollow chamber with tiny seeds inside.  They look great in large patio pots, cottage, tropical and apartment gardens alike.  

Our Sweet Banana Capsicum seeds produce delicious Capsicum that change from yellow to orange and then red as they ripen.  

Culinary Uses for Capsicum (Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)

Cooks who love experimenting with Mediterranean, middle eastern and Mexican dishes won't regret adding capsicum plants to their garden. These mild peppers are related to the chilli but aren't hot or spicy -  think sweet and smoky instead.  The young green peppers have a slightly bitter taste, while ripe coloured peppers are sweeter.  We often slice capsicum raw into salads or salsa, but they are also super-delicious roasted and piled on top of bruschetta, or stuffed with rice pilaf.   

Growing Conditions - Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Seeds 

A heavy feeder, Capsicum likes to be planted in rich and well composted, but free draining soil.  Good companion plants include Beans, Tomatoes, Marjoram, Onions and Basil.

Capsicum are quite tender, so it is best to plant them in a sheltered spot and stake them.  They won't survive a serious cold snap or heavy wind.  Although they can survive a mild drought once established, they do better when they are watered regularly. 

What climate do Capsicum (Bell Pepper) prefer?

Capsicum can be grown in most parts of New Zealand as a summer annual, but they will do better in northern areas.  Capsicum need warmth, so plant them in a sunny spot after the last frosts. 

Growing Instructions - Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Seeds

  • Direct sow or transplant: Late spring - late summer
  • Spacing: 60 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 5mm (barely cover with soil)
  • Germination: 8 - 20 days
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy
  • Harvest: 80 days from transplant

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.