4" Pepper 'Hungarian Hot Wax'
Heat-lovers, here's another Mexican favorite used in a variety of dishes, from salsas to soups, with a distinctive, pungent flavor. Large 2-3' plants produce fruits about 5" long that start out bright yellow and turn red as they mature. They make great pickled peppers.
1000-15,000 Scoville heat units.
How To Grow
Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30 cm (12″) apart in rows spaced 60 cm (24″) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.
When To Harvest
Harvest when the peppers turn yellow, for best flavor let them ripen on the plant for as long as possible.