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Post  georgiahomegarden on 5/24/2012, 7:38 pm

I have a dilemma on my peppers. I planted what I thought were
habaneros but look nothing like the traditional pear shaped orange habaneros.

These are long and slender and don't resemble a habanero. Maybe it is a different kind of habanero, if anyone could identify it I would appreciate knowing. I am not a pepper guru.


Here is the post from my blog, the pepper is the last picture.

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http://georgiahomegarden.blogspot.com/2012/05/garden-harvests-may-24-2012.html
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Post  Daniel9999 on 5/24/2012, 7:43 pm

Looks like it might be some kinda of Banana Pepper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_pepper

or possibly a Italian type like peperoncini

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peperoncini

It hard to say for sure from a picture....a lot of pepper varieties have that same general shape and color.
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Post  camprn on 5/24/2012, 7:43 pm

It looks like a banana pepper to me. But I have not ever grown them.
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Post  georgiahomegarden on 5/24/2012, 8:12 pm

Thanks you guys for the input....however....

I harvested one of them in the green stage and used my mom to test the heat. (Cruel I know) She told me it had a good bit of heat to it so I don't think it is a banana. It is something with heat. I came across something online called a mayan habanero that kind of looks like it.

http://www.reimerseeds.com/habanero-hot-peppers-maya-red.aspx
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Post  littlejo on 5/24/2012, 8:29 pm

Well, I couldn't tell ya the name, but I can tell ya that it is a hot pepper because it is growing toward the sky. It might be a 'hot' banana pepper if there is one. I've grown the sweet banana peppers and they grow with their tip down toward the ground. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule!

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Post  littlesapphire on 5/24/2012, 8:54 pm

Oh oh OH! I know this one! I got a packet of seeds for this from the seed of the month club.



It's called a Hungarian Hot Wax and is an heirloom variety.
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Post  georgiahomegarden on 5/24/2012, 8:59 pm

@littlesapphire wrote:Oh oh OH! I know this one! I got a packet of seeds for this from the seed of the month club.



It's called a Hungarian Hot Wax and is an heirloom variety.

Yeah that looks like mine. How hot do these things get? I didn't buy a package of those, what I bought was supposed to be a package of Habanero seeds. It was Burpee brand purchased from Home Depot. The seed pack says "packed in Holland". I was all excited about growing something really hot, if these get super hot I am ok with that too. Twisted Evil
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Post  littlesapphire on 5/24/2012, 9:04 pm

Well, I've never actually grown them (not a hot pepper fan myself), but I did a quick search. They're supposedly a medium pepper. Habaneros rate at 200,000 on the scoville scale (hotness scale, basically), whereas Hungarian Hot Wax have a wide rage on the scoville scale, between 1,000 and 15,000. So you might get a really mild one and then get a really spicy one. But nowhere near Habaneros. Sorry!
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Post  walshevak on 5/24/2012, 9:24 pm

If it turns red then it is not the hungarian wax nor the hot banana pepper. Both are medium hot and turn yellowish.

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Post  littlesapphire on 5/24/2012, 9:52 pm

@walshevak wrote:If it turns red then it is not the hungarian wax nor the hot banana pepper. Both are medium hot and turn yellowish.

I was gonna agree with you Kay, but then I ran across this on Wikipedia:

"This pepper is usually harvested before maturity when still yellow. It
measures between 4"-6" inches in length (102mm-152mm) which tapers to a
rounded point. Upon maturity, the pepper becomes orange then red in
color
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Post  Daniel9999 on 5/24/2012, 10:21 pm

@littlejo wrote:Well, I couldn't tell ya the name, but I can tell ya that it is a hot pepper because it is growing toward the sky. It might be a 'hot' banana pepper if there is one. I've grown the sweet banana peppers and they grow with their tip down toward the ground. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule!

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There is such a thing and it gets between 5000-10000 scoville

http://bonnieplants.com/products/vegetables/peppers/hot-banana-pepper

It really just a Hungarian Wax Pepper under another name though.

Like alot of plants the common nomenclature can be confusing... Hungarian Wax Peppers are often called Hungarian Hot Banana Peppers....or Hot Banana Peppers..ect....
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Post  georgiahomegarden on 5/24/2012, 11:07 pm

Yeah, I have been looking online and it would appear that I have a Hungarian Wax pepper. I guess they packaged them in the wrong seed packet. Frustrating because I started five of these plants from seed.

I guess I will have to go out and buy real habanero plants and find a pot to plant them in. Thanks everyone.
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Post  Pepper on 5/25/2012, 5:48 am

It wasn't me. Laughing Laughing Laughing rofl
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Post  quiltbea on 5/25/2012, 7:52 am

I'm glad I found this thread. I started Hungarian Hot Wax seeds and just transplanted two in the garden yesterday. Its nice to know about the hotness. My son likes them hot but the rest of the family only likes a little heat. I guess I'll find out who can enjoy them best this summer.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/25/2012, 8:00 am

I have (intentionally) grown Hungarian Wax peppers several times. It may not be what you intended but they are some tasty peppers. Enjoy the surprise - it did GROW! Last year my Golden Bell seedling, bought at the local Pamida, turned out to be some kind of sweet Banana pepper. They think they can fool us, but we did learn our shapes in kindergarten! Ain't gardening fun?! cheers

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Post  georgiahomegarden on 5/25/2012, 5:17 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:I have (intentionally) grown Hungarian Wax peppers several times. It may not be what you intended but they are some tasty peppers. Enjoy the surprise - it did GROW! Last year my Golden Bell seedling, bought at the local Pamida, turned out to be some kind of sweet Banana pepper. They think they can fool us, but we did learn our shapes in kindergarten! Ain't gardening fun?! cheers

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I picked up two habanero seedlings today from Lowes and potted them up. I look forward to watching the Hungarian Wax peppers grow. Five habanero plants was probably over kill any way. The gardening universe has a way of equalizing itself.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2012, 7:39 am

@georgiahomegarden wrote: The gardening universe has a way of equalizing itself.

Like when you are in the depths of depression after discovering you have killed all your tomato seedlings, then walk out into your as yet untended garden and discover enough strong, healthy tomato volunteers to not only fill your boxes, but enough to share with any tomatoless friend! :drunken: (last year's tomato saga, seedlings survived this year!)

Every year has a new surprise!

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