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CHILLI – HUNGARIAN-BLACK
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- Seeds per Pack: 15
CHILLI – HUNGARIAN BLACK
Chilli – Hungarian Black
There’s a drama to the Hungarian black pepper that’s 100% its own. Its dark-hued skin turns to a rich jewel tone red as it ages, & it delivers a certain sweetness at maturity quite unlike other chilies in its heat range. They have a shape much like a jalapeño, but with slightly thicker walls. They grow in a conical shape, up to 7.5cm long, with a slight curve near the tip. When young, they age from green to a slightly shiny deep purple to black hue. As it ages into maturity, it morphs from dark to a jewel tone red. During the process, this chilli becomes two-toned – shiny black & rich red. The plant, is lovely with delicate purple flowers blooming among the chilies. It’s a terrific salsa chilli, & it works very well sliced into salads. You can stuff these chilies as well, just consider the mild sweetness when pairing ingredients. They also work well as pickling peppers & with their thick fleshy walls, they dry well, too. The Black Hungarian is too often overlooked.
Sow thinly 5mm (1/4 inch) deep in seed boxes or punnets. Transplant when at the 2-4 leaf stage.
|Germination Time (Days)||10 – 20|
|Maturity Time (Days)||60 – 110|
|Sowing Depth (mm)||4 – 5|
|Plant Spacing (cm)||40 – 60|
|Row Spacing (cm)||80 – 100|
|pH||5.5 – 6|
|Soil Temperature (°C)||–|
|Hardy / Frost Tender||Frost Tender|
|Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings||Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings|