Hungarian Sweet Wax Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 65 days
- Days to Germination:
- 14-21 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Hungarian Sweet Wax Pepper - Early Maturing
These prolific plants are upright growing 16 - 24" tall with fruit that is pendant about 6" long and 2" in diameter, tapering to a blunt point. The flesh is thick, sweet and mild with a waxy looking skin ripening from pale green to yellow to orange to red. They are wonderful eaten out of hand in the garden during the summer and their sweetness comes through in pickling or freezing. The flavor deepens and becomes more sweetly complex as it ripens. Also known as Hungarian Stuffing Peppers.
The Turks are credited with introducing peppers to Hungary in the 16th century, beginning the Hungarian love for both hot and sweet peppers such as the Hungarian Sweet Wax. Several different types of Hungarian peppers are the ingredient of the spice paprika, which is made of smoked, dried and ground peppers. Hungary's geographic location is at the northern limit of where peppers can be grown to maturity, the equivalent of USDA Zone 4 in the USA. Many of the Hungarian peppers are earlier-maturing varieties because of their adaptation.
Indigenous to Central and South America, peppers were developed into a crop plant around 3,000 BC or perhaps even earlier. Columbus introduced Capsicum into Europe and it also spread to Africa and Asia.
Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.
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Started indoors with excellent germination and transplanted with no problems. It seemed when the plants began to produce they would never stop. The plants were constantly full of very attractive fruit and some of the volunteers got tired of picking them just kidding. The only minor drawback, the fruit was on the small side but great for salads, stir fry or eating raw. A very good variety.