As easy to grow as tomatoes and requiring much of the same treatment. Peppers can be grown outside, so long as they are in a sheltered sunny area, but best results are usually obtained when they are grown in a polytunnel or a glasshouse. Peppers are delicious when used raw in salads but are also very tasty when cooked. They can be stuffed, roasted or added to sauces. Hungarian Wax is a slightly mixed up pepper.The long pointed fruit starts as sweet flavour but the hotness increases on maturity to a Scoville Heat Unit rating of 5,000 to 10,000. Produced and supplied by Kings
Seed Count - 70
When to sow
March to April.
Where to sow
Fill a 10cm (4in) pot with a multipurpose compost, lightly firm the surface then water with a fine rose. Once the compost has drained for half an hours, sow the seeds onto the surface of the compost, and then lightly cover the seeds with fine grade vermiculite. The pots are the placed into a heated propagator at a minimum temperature of 18-20C (64-68F) Germination ususally takes approximately 10-21 days, but can be erratic.Once the seedlings have germinated prick them out (transplant) into individual 9cm (3.5in) pots and grow on in the greenhouse at a minimum temperature of 10-15C (50-59F) .
What to do next
When seedlings are about 5cm tall, prick off individually into small pots of multicell trays. Grow on until 15cm tall before planting into greenhouse border. A long pointed yellow-fruited type..