Variety: Hungarian Wax Chili Peppers



  • 4692 Hungarian wax

Variety Overview

Hungarian wax peppers are similar in appearance to banana peppers, creamy yellow and elongated in shape. They're red-orange when fully ripe but most often used at the yellow stage. They have thin, glossy skins and thick flesh, with a sweet, slightly hot flavor, at about 5,000 to 15,000 Scoville units.


  • Peppers, Chili
  • Cooking Vegetables,Salad Vegetables
  • Shiny, creamy yellow elongated pepper

  • Thick, crisp flesh

  • Sweet, with a mild to medium spice, at 5,000 to 15,000 Scoville units

  • About 4-6 inches long

  • Typically creamy yellow; orange-red when fully mature

  • Elongated, tapering to a somewhat blunt tip

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Very few

  • Winter and summer

  • Photo courtesy Uesugi Farms

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