The Hungarian Hot Wax pepper is a variety of conical yellow chiles that are 4–5 times hotter than the jalapeno pepper. Sturdy plants grow 45-61 cm (18-24") tall and 41cm (16”) wide. Peppers are on average 13-15 cm (5-6”) long and 2.5-4 cm (1½”) wide at the shoulder. They start out as a greenish yellow and become more yellow to orange and finally a bright red when they are mature. Peppers are waxy, smooth skinned and thick fleshed.
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.