Hungarian wax pepper

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Hungarian wax pepper
Hungarian wax pepper.jpg
Whole and cross section of a Hungarian wax pepper
SpeciesCapsicum annuum
Heat Medium
Scoville scale1,000-15,000 SHU

The Hungarian wax pepper is a medium variety of Capsicum annuum with a wide Scoville Scale range of 1,000 to 15,000 Scoville units.[1][2][3][4]


This pepper is usually harvested before maturity when still yellow. It measures between 4"-6" inches in length (10-15cm) which tapers to a rounded point. Upon maturity, the pepper becomes orange then red in color. Although similar in appearance to banana peppers when immature, it is a different cultivar.[5]

Due to the ease of cultivation and the productivity of the plant, many home gardeners pickle these whole or sliced in rings.[6][7][8]


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  8. ^ "NMSU: Growing Peppers in New Mexico Gardens". Retrieved 2012-08-11.