The Hungarian Hot Wax Chilli delivers an ideal measure of heat in addition to a gleaming finish. This chilli pod, also known as the yellow hot wax pepper, is exceptionally versatile and grows on a bushy plant that can reach a height of one metre.
There is a possibility that the term "Hungarian Hot Wax Chilli" is misleading. Although the word "hot" is included in the name, this should not be interpreted to mean that the pepper has a high level of heat; rather, it is a reference to the fact that the pepper is a chilli and not a sweet pepper.
The fleshy, long and pointed pods start out as a pale yellow colour; this is one reason why the 'hot banana' is another name for this fruit. After reaching the orange and then red stages of ripeness, the flavour becomes increasingly fiery as the colour deepens. It is often picked when it is pale green and has a flavour similar to that of apples.
The sweet and fruity flavour of this variety of chilli pepper, which was most likely brought to Hungary by Ottoman Turks in the 16th century, has garnered a lot of praise throughout the years. The Hungarian Hot Wax Chilli is at its most flavorful when eaten fresh, but it also works well as a substitute for spicy bell peppers in salads and stir-fries. It can also be stuffed with meat and herbs to create an even more flavorful dish. Your lips will feel a tingling sensation from the moderate heat of this chilli, but it is still manageable.
These seeds can also be found in the following Collections:
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Medium (2,000-8,000 SHU)
Pod Description Banana-shaped pods that ripen from light yellow to red, 20cm long and 5cm in diameter
Also known as Hot Banana
The plants are relatively small, yet can achieve heights and widths of approximately one meter and fifty centimetres respectively. The fruits' weight can necessitate the use of support for the branches, as they may be liable to break.
In cooler climates, sowing in early spring is recommended; any buds that bloom too early should be plucked to promote plant growth. Once the season's end approaches, the entire plant should be uprooted and hung by the roots, allowing individual pods to be harvested when desired.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants
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