Black Hungarian Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 0233A
3 Reviews
$3.75 to $9.19
  • Spicy fruits ripen from black to red
  • A good substitute for jalapeños
  • Fruits grow to 4 inches
  • Medium hot pepper

$3.75 to $9.19

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Item Details

Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen, the 4" long fiery fruits of this early-to-mature pepper resemble jalapeños, but are shiny black and eventually ripen to red. The prolific plants grow to 3' tall and produce green foliage highlighted by dark-purple veins alongside beautiful purple flowers. A good substitute for jalapeños. 70-80 days from transplant. Medium hot. ±4,200 seeds/oz

Learn to Grow Black Hungarian Pepper

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.

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These are one of my favorites from Seed Savers. I love the purple flowers it produces. The peppers themselves are also beautiful and have a rich spicy flavor. They have produced well in my Arizona garden.

My favorite pepper - Third season with these beauties


I've grown these for 3 seasons and am tickled purple with the over-all quality of this beautiful variety. I've added them to my ornamental flower garden, where their purple highlights and flowers, and naturally balanced, upright form, nicely complement alyssum, gladiolus, and other ornamentals.

These peppers have wonderful culinary flexibility with excellent flavor, and are borderline mild when picked unripe (dark purple) with the seeds removed. Use them like you would a jalapeno (sliced, in salsa, picked, poppers, etc), or dry them out after they ripen to make crushed red pepper flakes or a sweeter cayenne substitute.

These are prolific producers (GA; I don't do much to prep my clay-heavy soil, they thrive anyway). The deer mostly leave them alone, and I've had many fewer pests (aphids, mostly) with these than other pepper varieties I grow.

I've had excellent results saving the seeds from two previous seasons.

These are all-around winners - highly recommend!

Definitely Recommend


It was challenging to get these seeds to germinate, but the subsequent plants made up for that. They are elegant tree like plants that produce an abundance of peppers on each branch. They also have a pretty purple flower, nice change from all the white flowers of the other pepper varieties. First fruit started out all black, and as the season progressed red versions began growing. I will definitely be growing these again.