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Chili pepper 'Hungarian Wax'

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'Hungarian Wax' is a Chili pepper variety in the Capsicum genus with a scientific name of Capsicum annuum longum group. Hungarian Wax is generally thought of as a heirloom variety.

Hungarian Hot Wax’ is a variety of chili with spicy, not not overly hot fruit that turn from pale yellow to red. Thick-walled and fresh flavoured – perfect for stuffing and roasting.

Very early and productive great for pickled peppers.1

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Hungarian Wax normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.49 feet (that's 45.72 cm metric).

Hungary is believed to be where Hungarian Wax originates from.

Hungarian Wax Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hungarian Wax have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. 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

Latest Chili pepper 'Hungarian Wax' Reviews

  • This is my all time fave pepper. Also sometimes called Hot Banana, it’s a great combo of the sweet and the heat that is perfect for fresh eating and pickling. Love to throw slices right into pasta.

    5 stars

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