Chili pepper 'Hungarian Wax'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Hungarian Wax'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hungarian Wax is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 7.0 and 8.5 as Hungarian Wax likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Hungarian Wax from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hungarian Wax about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hungarian Wax

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hungarian Wax is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hungarian Wax

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Hungarian Wax'

Hungarian Hot Wax, Hungarian Sweet Wax