Hot Banana Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Hungarian Hot Wax') in the Peppers Database

Also sold as:
Hungarian Wax
Hot Banana Pepper
Hungarian Yellow Wax

Country of Origin: Hungary

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Wax
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 4 - 6"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Yellow to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 60-65 yellow, 83 red ripe.
Wall Thickness: Thick
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 3000 - 10,000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 20 - 28"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

growing in a large container

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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 8/9/2011growing in a large container
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 24, 2011 10:01 AM

Prolific and relatively carefree in my zone (7a). Good for growing in containers. The peppers can be harvested to eat and use fresh at any stage or color. They can be either blanched and frozen or chopped fine and frozen for use over the winter in soups and cooking.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:38 PM

These are a good reliable "not too hot" pepper. I found them to be roughly comparable to jalapenos in heat, but with a lighter, more vegetable-like flavor. I have used them both in the immature yellow stage and in the mature reddish-orange stage. These are very good in a hot pepper relish.

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