Question of the Day: Are banana peppers related to bananas?
Quick Answer: No, banana peppers are not related to bananas in any way. What we know as the tropical fruit, banana is the berry from the world’s largest herb, the Musa acuminata.
Banana peppers are from an entirely different branch of the plant kingdom. Their scientific name is Capsicum annuum which is a dicot angiosperm.
Banana peppers got their name because they closely resemble the tropical fruit. They are yellow, shaped like a banana, and have glossy skin.