Banana peppers are greenish-yellow when harvested, turning red when ripe. The pepper grows 5 to 8 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide, and has a slight curve at maturity. Banana peppers are picked from a woody greenish-brown stem. The stems are not purple.
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