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Know Your Banana Peppers
by Staff
You know banana peppers. They're those yellow, waxy peppers that look a little bit like bananas -- hence the name. They come in both sweet and spicy varieties and are quite easy to grow. Are you ready to test your banana pepper knowledge? Let's do it!

One cup of banana peppers has about how many calories per serving?

  • 44
  • 33
  • 22

True or false: Banana peppers are high in saturated fat.

  • true
  • false

One cup of banana peppers will give you how much of your daily allowance of vitamn C?

  • 171 percent
  • 92 percent
  • 240 percent

How many grams of fat are in one cup of banana peppers?

  • 5
  • 3
  • 1

Banana peppers are, on average, about how long?

  • 2 inches (5 centimeters)
  • 4 inches (10 centimeters)
  • 8 inches (20.3 centimeters)

The plant-to-harvest cycle for banana peppers is about how much time?

  • 45 days
  • 90 days
  • 70 days

You shouldn't put banana pepper plants outside until the soil is consistently what?

  • 40 degrees (4.4 degrees Celsius) or more
  • 60 degrees (15.5 degrees Celsius) or more
  • 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) or more

True or false: Banana peppers like wet soil.

  • true
  • false

You should harvest your banana peppers when they turn what color?

  • yellow
  • green
  • red

Once you've harvested banana peppers, you can store them in the fridge for up to how many weeks?

  • four weeks
  • three weeks
  • two weeks

The banana pepper's most common enemy is what?

  • Japanese beetle
  • aphid
  • snail

The dry decay that can happen on the end of a vegetable or fruit is called what?

  • blossom end rot
  • water rot
  • white mold

What's the shelf life of home-canned banana peppers?

  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 24 months

True or false: You should pick banana peppers by pulling them directly off the plant.

  • true
  • false

Soaking your peppers in a brine of vinegar, mustard seeds and salt is a process called what?

  • marinating
  • canning
  • pickling

True or false: It doesn't matter if your peppers have blemishes, if you're going to pickle or can them.

  • true
  • false

The vinegar you use for pickling should have what percentage of acidity?

  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 15 percent

There are two home canning methods: waterbath canning and what?

  • boil canning
  • pressure canning
  • seal canning

When canning, the space you leave between the vegetables and the top of the jar is called what?

  • air pocket
  • vacuum
  • headspace

True or false: There are three basic steps to canning peppers and other vegetables.

  • true
  • false

To ensure your jar is sealed correctly, press on the top. If sealed correctly, the top won't do what?

  • flex
  • squeak
  • slide