Capsicum annum 'Hungarian Hot Wax'

Capsicum annum ‘Hungarian Hot Wax’

Chilli pepper

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

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Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Capsicum annum 'Hungarian Hot Wax'
  • Common name: Chilli pepper
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable, Deciduous

Chilli peppers are grown for their fiery heat. This is caused by the alkaloid capsaicin, which is measured in Scoville Units. Most chilli peppers, even though they seem to have a hot bite, have only about 6000 units, compared to ‘Habanero’ which has an astonishing 200,000 units. Chillies are grown in the same way as sweet peppers but the fruit can be picked at any stage, when the colour is green or red.

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Capsicum annum ‘Hungarian Hot Wax’ is one of the best chillies for growing in the British climate. The fruits are long and pointed, starting green and ripening to red. It’s an attractive variety, bearing peppers in shades of yellow, orange and red. Capsicum annum ‘Hungarian Hot Wax’ is perfect for growing indoors, such as on a sunny windowsill, or outside in a sunny, sheltered spot.

How to grow Capsicum 'Hungarian Hot Wax'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Capsicum 'Hungarian Hot Wax' and wildlife

Capsicum 'Hungarian Hot Wax' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Capsicum 'Hungarian Hot Wax' poisonous?

Capsicum 'Hungarian Hot Wax' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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