Chilli Hungarian Hot Wax


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 15 seed.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown Seed.

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Chilli Hungarian Hot Wax

Chilli Hungarian Hot Wax is a lovely large heirloom chilli from Hungary with the perfect hit of heat for my taste buds (around 5000 to 15000 Scoville Heat Units SHU). A chilli I grow every year.

The plant grows in a pot to around 70 to 90 cm high and is a heavy producer of these delicious chillis. They vary in size from 12-22 cm long. They develop from green, to yellow, to red and are often eaten in the yellow stage although I usually wait till they are red. If they are left to ripen to red, they will be hotter. This chilli is great for stuffing or frying.

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.

Spacing 50cm.

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)


Dimensions14 × 1 × 8 cm
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