Capsicum annuum Black Hungarian Pepper Seeds (70-80 days)
.25 grams per seed package/Seed Package Contains Approx. 40 seeds.
Black Hungarian pepper is so colorful that it not only belongs in the garden, but on the patio in pots as well. It is a great showpiece that can be used as a flowerbed border as well. The emerald green foliage is highlighted by purple flowers and later red fruit. Well, actually the fruit is green, then black and finally red! So cool! (see the picture)
Black Hungarian peppers grow about 30-36" tall. Mild heat and great flavor. We dry the peppers and grind them into our own spicy organic Hungarian paprika.
Organic California Grown Heirloom Black Hungarian got a slow start this year because of the cooler than normal summer nights, but then took off. I honestly didn't know what to expect from these peppers and should have planted out more, because now we are addicted to the sweet-hot-spicy flavor. I wouldn't recommend transplanting them out till late May or early June even here in the Bay area. At harvest, remove the seed cut into strips and dry on a fruit dryer for making your own paprika. Once they are really dry, we zip them up in a coffee grinder. You need a lot of peppers to make just a tiny bit of powder so plan ahead.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.