The Boldog Hungarian pepper originated from the towns of Boldog & Cece in Hungary. They are also known as the Boldog Hungarian Spice, widely used for making paprika. These sturdy plants grow between 45-61 cm (18-24") tall and 41cm (16”) wide. Peppers are on average 10-15 cm (4-6”) and 2.5 cm (1”) wide at the shoulder. They are smooth skinned and easy to dry. It is classed as a sweet pepper with just a ‘hint’ of heat (0 – 100 SHU). Peppers start out green and turn a deep crimson red when mature.
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.