Hungarian Wax peppers have a wonderful flavor and a fairly wide range in heat from about 3,000-10,000 Scoville Units. We like to eat them fresh, pickle them for a zesty topping or dry them and grind them into a spicy paprika powder.
In Hungary, wax peppers are often eaten raw as an accompaniment to most any meal. Hungarian Wax peppers grow well either in the garden or in a large container.
Origin: We brought the parent seed of this beautiful and tasty Hungarian pepper to our garden from a trip to visit family in Hungary. The seeds came from the garden of a friend in Szeged.
(Approximately 20 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: We recommend starting peppers indoors in a sunny and warm location 4-6 weeks before last frost in spring. Plant outdoors in full sun after danger of frost in spring. Note: pepper seeds need soil temperatures to be at least 70 F to germinate and we use a heating pad under the seedling tray to maintain temperature.