Pepper Chile Hungarian Yellow Wax Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Hungarian Yellow Wax Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #3059

75 days from transplanting. Developed in Hungary, this early-maturing pepper has a waxy texture that resembles beeswax. Wax peppers are actually orange-red when ripe, but are usually picked while still yellow. Great used fresh in salads, pickled, fried, canned, or roasted. 4,500–5,000 Scoville heat units (medium hot).

This packet sows up to 24 plants when started indoors.

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row/Mound Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"-24" apart outside


When to sow outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°‒90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Harvesting: Harvest when 3"–5" long or longer and when peppers are yellow or orange-red. Even though Hungarian yellows are usually harvested yellow, they will ripen to orange-red if left on the vine. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

Artist: Pat Fostvedt



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