Black Hungarian pepper is a stunning and colorful pepper plant. They are sturdy and erect plants that can grow between 61-90 cm (24-36") tall and 41 cm (16”) wide. Slender elongated leaves are a dark emerald green. Foliage is highlighted with prolific delicate dark purple flowers that develop into green peppers and eventually turn to a shiny black and finish to a mature glossy fire engine red. Black Hungarian produces abundant yields of 10 cm (4”) peppers and closely resemble the shape and size of a Jalapeno pepper. They are considered a mild pepper with a 2500 SHU rating. Mild heat and great flavor.
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Plant in well-draining soil in a warm, sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Peppers prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Water regularly, making sure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged. Harvest peppers when they reach full size and have reached their mature color.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8. Planting Depth: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 30-90cm (12-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 60-100 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart.