Pepper - Hungarian Wax
Hungarian Wax is a slightly mixed up pepper. The long, pointed fruit starts as sweet flavour but the hotness increases on maturity to a Scoville Heat Unit rating of 5,000 to 10,000. Peppers can be grown outside, so long as they are in a sheltered sunny area, but best results are usually obtained when they are grown in a polytunnel or a glasshouse. Peppers are delicious when used raw in salads but are also very tasty when cooked. They can be stuffed, roasted or added to sauces.
Sow from February to April. Sow seed on the surface of a free draining compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at the temperature of 18-21Â°C until seeds germinate. Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle into 7cm pots and grow on under glass. Once plants reach 10cm high transplant into growbags or 25cm pots and grow on under glass. Feed once a week with tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set. Ready to harvest from late July to October.