Hungarian wax pepper

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Hungarian wax pepper

Whole and cross section of a Hungarian wax pepper
Heat Medium
Scoville scale1,000 – 15,000
 
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Hungarian wax pepper

Whole and cross section of a Hungarian wax pepper
Heat Medium
Scoville scale1,000 – 15,000

The Hungarian wax pepper is a medium variety of Capsicum annuum with a wide Scoville Scale range of 1,000 to 15,000 Scoville units.[1][2][3][4]

Description[edit]

This pepper is usually harvested before maturity when still yellow. It measures between 4"-6" inches in length (102mm-152mm) which tapers to a rounded point. Upon maturity, the pepper becomes orange then red in color. Although similar in appearance to banana peppers when immature, it is a different cultivar.[5]

Due to the ease of cultivation and the productivity of the plant, many home gardeners pickle these whole or sliced in rings.[6][7][8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Peppers" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Classifying Chile Peppers". Aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ "The Master Gardener Journal". Ag.arizona.edu. 2004-11-21. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ Lori Alden. "Cook's Thesaurus: Fresh Chiles". Foodsubs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ http://shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=1128
  7. ^ "Growing Peppers (University of Illinois Extension)". Web.extension.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  8. ^ "NMSU: Growing Peppers in New Mexico Gardens". Aces.nmsu.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-11.