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Pepper- Hungarian Hot Wax
Certified Organic Pepper- Hungarian Hot Wax
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Certified Organic
Price: $4.00 3" pot
Seed Source: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
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Yellow hot pepper with 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" smooth, waxy fruits tapering to a point. Easy to stuff and to peel after roasting - thick-fleshed for frying. Peppers ripen from yellow to orange to red, and make pretty pickled peppers. Definitely, but not overly, hot. Widely adapted and productive, even in cool weather. Days to maturity: 58 (pale yellow), 83 (red ripe)

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Peppers love warm weather. For best pepper harvests:

Growing conditions
  • Fertile, well-drained soil
  • Soil pH: 6-6.8
  • Transplant when daytime temperatures reach 70°F and night time temperatures are above 55°F
  • Average spacing: 12-18" between plants in rows 36-48" apart
Harvest
  • Harvest when fruits are full grown, but still firm and crisp
  • Harvest colored varieties when desired color develops
  • Snap fruits off by hand being careful not to break branches or damage plants.
  • Harvest frequently to maintain production
Storage
  • Store at 45-50°F and 90-95% relative humidity
  • Do not store below 42°F
Pest and Disease Prevention
  • Avoid overhead irrigation
  • Practice crop rotations with all Solanceae species
  • Use floating row covers to prevent insect damage, but remove prior to flowering or in hot weather
  • Increase plant spacing in areas with high disease pressure
Notes:
  • Ensure adequate calcium and avoid wide fluctuations in moisture to prevent blossom end rot
  • Isolate hot and sweet peppers to prevent cross pollination which can result in heat in sweet varieties
  • Hotter growing conditions increase heat in chile peppers.
More information: Cornell University Vegetable Growing Guides

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