Chilli Hungarian Black


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 10 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Chilli Hungarian Black

Chilli Hungarian Black (from Hungary as the name suggests) is used in the various local dishes that need the flavour of chilli but not the high heat of a hot dish. You can use the chillies fresh but also dried or powder it and make a paprika like powder.

The plant produces beautiful purple flowers and the chilliies change from black to dark red as they ripen. Manageable plants to 50 – 80 cm high and the fruits tend to all ripen within a short interval (in cool climates anyway). Scoville Heat Units is 5,000 to 10,000 (Mild).

2023/24 growing season: Planted in hothouse 16/11/23 and all chillies were ripe and harvested by mid April 24.

Sow Start on a heat mat or indoors in August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (early November in cool climate). Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. Lay black plastic on ground and plant into an X cut-out if planting outside. They need consistent warmth in Tasmania. Hothouses are ideal.

  • Soak seeds in lukewarm water for a few days before sowing

Cool Climate: AUG– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate: AUG – JAN

Sub – Tropical: JUL – APR

Tropical: ALL YEAR

Arid: AUG – JAN

Spacing 60-80cm.

Capsicum fruits have been a part of human diets since about 7,500 BC, and are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the Americas, as origins of cultivating chili peppers are traced to east-central Mexico some 6,000 years ago. They were one of the first self-pollinating crops cultivated in Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)

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