Growing Hungarian Yellow Wax Sweet Pepper Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Hungarian Sweet pepper, yellow wax sweet pepper, banana-type pepper
- Days to Maturity: 70 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 12-24” in rows; 14-16” in raised beds
- Row Spacing: 2-3’
- Growth Habit: 24-48” tall; 6” tapered peppers
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained loamy soil; slightly acidic to neutral pH
- Temp Preference: 70-84 degrees F; Nighttime temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees F to allow proper fruit set
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, European corn borer, Anthracnose fruit rot, Phytophthora blight, whiteflies, cutworms, pepper maggots, Colorado potato beetles, tarnished plant bug, Verticillium wilt, mosaic virus, blossom end rot
- Color: Fruit ripens from light green to yellow to red; green foliage
- Flavor: Sweet, mild
Hungarian Sweet Yellow Wax Pepper Seed Growth Habits:
Most pepper plants, including the Hungarian Sweet Yellow Wax pepper plant, are good candidates for growing in containers, raised beds, and gardens with limited space, as they typically only grow a few feet tall and have relatively shallow root systems. The Hungarian Sweet pepper plant will grow to a height of 24-48”, depending on growing conditions.
In most USDA hardiness zones, it is best to start Hungarian Wax Sweet pepper seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before your last frost date and to set them out into the garden when nighttime temperatures are reliably above 60 degrees F. Pepper plants do not tolerate frost, so they are grown as an annual plant in most zones. However, they can be grown as a perennial in tropical regions.
Hungarian Yellow Wax Sweet peppers love abundant sunshine and evenly moist soil that is acidic to neutral in pH.
Various Uses for Hungarian Sweet Yellow Wax Peppers:
Hungarian Sweet peppers are known primarily as pickling and grilling peppers, but they are also delicious when stuffed or chopped and added to green salads, relishes, and salsas.
Hungarian Sweet Yellow Wax Pepper Benefits:
As a low-calorie food that's packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Hungarian Sweet peppers, can be a part of a healthy diet. In addition to having high levels of vitamin C, peppers have healthy amounts of vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Sweet Hungarian Yellow Wax peppers are often used interchangeably with pepperoncini, as they have a similarly sweet and mild flavor profile.
Seeds Per Package:
- 500 mg - Approximately 70 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 320,000 Seeds