Chili pepper 'Black Hungarian'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Black Hungarian'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Hungarian is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Black Hungarian needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Black Hungarian from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Black Hungarian

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 Black Hungarian is a tender plant.

Harvesting Black Hungarian

Fruit start black, ripening to green followed by red.

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