The Hungarian wax pepper is a medium variety of Capsicum annuum with a wide Scoville Scale range of 1,000 to 15,000 Scoville units.
Hungarian wax peppers are a variety of chili pepper developed in Hungary, home of paprika, another notable pepper product. These peppers are also known as hot yellow peppers or hot wax peppers, and they closely resemble the banana pepper, a relative in the pepper family. They can be used in a variety of ways in cooking, and they are available in some grocery stores and farmers' markets as fresh produce, in addition to being sold in pickled form.
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. Although similar in appearance to banana peppers when immature, it is a different cultivar.