Pepper, Black Hungarian

Capsicum annuum
$2.99 to $195.80
SKU: 0233
  • Spicy fruits ripen from black to red
  • Fruits grow to 4 inches
  • Plants grow to 3 feet
  • Green foliage is highlighted by dark purple veins and beautiful purple flowers
  • Medium hot pepper
  • 70-80 days from transplant
  • ±4,200 seeds/oz

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Pepper, Black Hungarian Description

Tall 3' plants produce abundant yields of 4" long fiery fruits similar in shape to jalapeños, but shiny black ripening to red. Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen. Green foliage is highlighted by dark purple veins and beautiful purple flowers. Good flavor. 70-80 days from transplant. Medium hot. ±4,200 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.