Pepper Hungarian Hot Wax Banana
- Features: Produces high yields of waxy yellow fruit which turn deep red at maturity. This variety is very flavourful and slightly tangy-sweet with the mild heat.
- Maturity: 65 days / pepper size is 14 x 4cm (5.5 x 1.5").
- Light: Plant in full sun.
- Soil and water: Well drained. Thrives in a soil with a pH of 5.6 to 7.5. Water as needed.
- Spacing: Plant 45-60cm (18-24") apart.
- Height: The plant is 45-60cm (18-24") in height.
- Garden use: Vegetable gardens or raised beds.
- Growing tips: Fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer every 6 weeks. Plants thrive in weather temperatures of 15 celcius and higher. Plant 1 week after last frost. Regular watering is required. To achieve a spicier pepper, you can decrease your watering and feeding a few weeks before harvesting. The more often you harvest, the more the plant yields.
- Culinary use: They are great for adding a zesty kick to homemade salsa and chili. Also used for salads and pickling.
The ranges of Scoville units typically used to call a pepper mild, medium, hot, or extra hot are:
• Mild (100 to 2,500) • Medium (2,500 to 30,000) • Hot (30,000 to 100,000) • Extra Hot (100,000 to 300,000+)
All peppers share a preference for a long, warm growing season. Set out transplants a week or two after your last frost, when the weather is settled and warm. Until the threat of frost has passed, keep your seedlings indoors at night, and move them to a protected sunny spot outdoors during the day.
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