Hungarian hot wax may look like a mild banana pepper, but really it has a lot more bite. In terms of spiciness, this is supposed to be a bit spicier than a jalapeno but the ones we picked were not very spicy at all. My 9-year-old son took a bite and shrugged it off. Maybe the cool spring led to the sub-par heat levels.
In any case, this was a beautiful pepper plant. Compact with little foliage and lot and lots of peppers. I had to stake this plant since the peppers were so heavy on it. The range of colors of this pepper was beautiful, from a light yellow to a beautiful tangerine orange.This is a great chili for all sorts of cooking, roasting or grilling and a popular one to top off a salad with or to pickle.