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I've become a real chilli fiend and am addicted to chilli jam and jelly. If I have people to supper, I stuff the chillis with cream cheese, thyme and pine nuts and then griddle them for eating with your first glass of wine (see p319 Garden Cookbook). They are also fantastic sliced into any salad. This is one of the best, quick and very heavy producing chillies for our cool climate. The fruits start green (mild) and ripen to red (hot).

  • Mild to Medium hot

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Genus Capsicum annuum
Group/Species annuum
Variety Hungarian Hot Wax
Common Name Chilli, Hot Pepper
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in modules Feb-March. These need a long growing season. Pot on and plant out when the frosts are over and the plants are about 10cm high and the first flowers appear.
Care Tips Grow in a green-house, in pots or in the ground. If planting outside, leave cloche in place for 2 weeks after planting to allow plants to settle in. Find out some top tips from South Devon Chilli Farm.
Storing These can be turned into pickles or jam, if you have a glut. To freeze, cut in half and remove the seeds. Or thread them onto cotton with a needle and hang in the kitchen to dry.
Harvesting July - November. 3-4 months from sowing. 'Hungarian Hot Wax' will produce for 3-4 months.
Cooking Notes Raw or cooked these chillies pack a punch. Can be eaten green. Delicious used in Sarah's Chilli jam recipe, made with ginger root and tomatoes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Chilli 'Hungarian Hot Wax' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Margaret

So far these are good but no fruits as yet though plenty of flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maralyn

Very poor yield. Only a couple of chilliest per plant! My other varieties were much more prolific

Prolific and very mild

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Reviewed 16th October 2018 by Janet Purdie

I have grown these for two years now. They produce enormous amounts of mild chillies and are very ornamental plants. I find they grow quite tall, so be attentive in pinching out the growing tips, or be prepared to stake them. They really do continue fruiting until late in the year. I have just dug up the plants in mid-October, but only because I needed the space. They were still going strong. I would not be without them!