Hungarian Yellow Wax Hot Pepper
'Hungarian Yellow Wax' hot peppers in various stages of ripeness.

Hungarian Yellow Wax Hot Pepper

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Long, tapered, firm, flavorful, yellow, waxy, hot peppers.
Hungarian Yellow Wax

65 days — Some vendors market 'Hungarian Yellow Wax' as 'Hot Banana' or 'Hungarian Hot Wax'. The fruit reach five inches long, are tapered, firm, yellow, waxy, and hot. The plants are dwarf, bushy, fourteen to sixteen inches tall, and are quite productive. They are pleasantly hot, not painful, generally reach somewhere between 5,000 and 15,000 Scoville Units, but remain quite flavorful. Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 30 seeds.
This year NADA
This year 2017 I attempted several types of peppers. In the past I did ok, but I was working on getting soil where I wanted it. I think I planted WAY too soon this year and seed directly in ground. Didn't get single one. I did the same with a total of five types of peppers. New plan next year. Don't make the same mistake I did.

VSC NOTES: Not sure why you gave it 5-stars :) but I agree with you, Jason ... Do not do what he did! Packet instructions are included not merely as a recommendation, but often times because species have very specific requirements for successful germination. In the case of peppers, they need very warm to hot soil temperatures to germinate and do not tolerate cool, damp soil at all. Best of gardening success to you, Jason, thank you again for your support, and thank you for sharing your experience here!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NJ. on 8/25/2017
Prolific producers, great for pickling
Grew these last year. Small, compact plants with huge, regular yields throughout the season. Great picking pepper for use in sandwiches, salads, etc. Will grow again.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Reno, NV. on 2/12/2021
Home Grower
Grew this variety late spring (2011). Plants germinated easily and hardy. Started inside and transplanted to pots outside as directed. Plants grew well, but took much longer than 65 days to begin to flower (110-130). Even so, the fruit they produced was great and they are still producing now in SoCal winter (ave temp 60). Made a great addition to my chili in fall. Yum.
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Reviewed by:  from San Diego, CA. on 12/21/2011
My Favorite
I plant this every year and save the seeds year after year. I pickle them for sandwiches and just eating right out of the jar. Just enough heat to be pleasant but not overpowering.
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Reviewed by:  from South Central PA. on 8/22/2013
Not sure about this one
First time gardener. I got a pretty low germination rate with these. I planted them in cheap gardening mix in those plastic trays you can buy anywhere. I gave them a few days of darkness until the other veggies in the tray sprouted and demanded light. Only half the seeds sprouted. Fast forward to mid-spring (middle TN has a short spring). They transplanted easily. The fruit attracted pests, but the rest of the plant was free of pests and disease. You just gotta watch them once they begin to produce. Now the description says the peppers get about 5" long. I picked them at around that length, and they had no flavor no heat. They tasted like soap. I thought this plant was a dud. A few weeks later, I picked some longer fruits to share and the flavor and heat was amazingly good. I can't tell you when to pick them, but where I grew them, you needed to wait til' they were 6-8 inches long. Otherwise, they taste like soap. I'm going to work on germinating them and caring for them. I think the pay off will be good.

VSC NOTES: Firstly, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other gardeners. In regards to growing peppers from seed ... good work! Peppers are not the easiest thing to grow and being a first time gardener, kudos to you for starting from seed and not purchasing plant starts! As you learned, experimentation, as well as trial and error, are important parts of gardening. We all do it every year. It is part of the fun. Glad you found the "sweet spot" for harvesting the peppers in your area. Best of gardening success to you!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. on 4/9/2020
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