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A mid-hot pepper, so named because it was developed in Hungary and has a waxy color that resembles bees' wax. Size ranges from 3-5 inches long and up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Strains that are totally mild are usually called banana peppers. Wax peppers are orange red when ripe, but are picked while still yellow, before they ripen. Hungarian wax peppers have thin walls and typically are used fresh in salads, but they also are pickled.
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