A heirloom chilli from Hungary, the Hungarian black is a striking plant to watch grow, starting with a purple flower and progressing into a green, black then red chilli that resembles the jalapeno.
The Hungarian Black is a heirloom chilli from, you guessed it, Hungary. They are similar in shape and size to the Jalapeno, but are much more interesting to watch grow - starting as a beautiful purple flower, the fruit then starts green, before turning a glossy black and finally maturing to a bright red. The more they age, the hotter they get, with black chillies measuring in at about 1,000 Scoville Heat Units whilst the fully mature red can reach 10,000 SHU.
These chillies are most commonly eaten raw, a mildly spicy addition to salsas and salads.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Medium Heat|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|
There are 20 - 30 seeds in a packet.