Wax Peppers

Posted on 05 December 2020

Wax Peppers Question:
Hi! I've been in search of those little yellow wax peppers, but I'm not sure which to buy. The only reference I have is that the restaurant In and Out usually includes them if you ask for hot peppers. The peppers themselves are 1 to 1.5" long, like 1cm wide, they're not too hot, and usually are served pickled and salty. Do you sell something like that? I think they may be called "cascabella"?
 
Wax Peppers: Santa Fe Grande Pepper
Santa Fe Grand Peppers, shown above

Answer:

We do have yellow wax peppers varieties that are great in pickles. 
Here are some of our favorites:

Wax Peppers: Sweet Hungarian Peppers

Hungarian Wax Pepper Seeds:
The first is our Sweet Hungarian Wax Peppers, they get a little bigger around 4-5", these Hungarian sweet peppers are often pickled and are delicious on burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Hungarian Wax Pepper plants are great for short seasons as they grow quickly and are very productive in the garden.

Wax Peppers: Hot Hungarian Wax Pepper Seeds
We also have Hot Hungarian Wax Pepper Seeds, which are similar wax peppers but have a lot of heat.

Great for pickling or for making the delicious
Hungarian Hot Peppers in Oil Recipe:

Just add wax peppers, fresh garlic, oregano and salt to Olive Oil and store in a glass jar in the fridge.

You can also salt the peppers first and draw the moisture out of them in a colander for a few hours. You can also roast them first, and peel before jarring them. We usually just throw all the ingredients in a jar and let them sit in the fridge for at least a week or two.

Preserved wax peppers are great for sandwiches, wraps, salads, on warm, fresh baked bread, anything really!

Wax Peppers: Sweet Banana Wax Peppers

We also have Banana Peppers which are great pickled
or marinated in oil (see recipe above).

Hungarian Wax Pepper vs Banana Pepper
Banana peppers look and taste much like the sweet Hungarian Wax as they are quite mild reaching only 0-500 Scovilles.


Wax Peppers: Santa Fe Grande Peppers

For a smaller hot pepper that is similar to Cascabella peppers, you could also grow the beautiful Santa Fe Grand Pepper. This colorful pepper has three colors of maturity: first yellow, then orange, and red, and they can all be on the plant at the same time. This is one of our customer favorites as it's easy to grow and very productive.

This wax-type heirloom pepper bears fruit continuously all summer on 30" plants. The fresh 3" long peppers have thick flesh and moderate heat, so they are ideal for salsa and pickling fresh.

These are all similar to cascabella peppers, just a big bigger, which we think is easier for dicing and picking.

Here are some more Pickled Hungarian Wax Peppers Recipes »

Happy growing!

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