Boldog Hungarian Spice Paprika Pepper - Organic


Boldog Hungarian Spice Paprika Pepper - Organic

Capsicum annuum
(71 days) Open-pollinated. The Boldog from Hungary that doesn’t bite but does dry nicely with a hint of spiciness. A prolific bearer of 4–6" long wrinkled tapered pendent fruits. Pick red, dry and grind into sweet paprika or string into decorative ristras, or enjoy fresh, although skins are a little tough. Boldog sets enough fruit to accommodate all three uses. Emily Skrobis reports that 8 plants easily produced a quart of paprika: “I never use store-bought paprika when I have immensely flavorful Boldog to spice up my cooking. It gets lots of compliments!” The town of Boldog is in a well-known spice-pepper district northeast of Budapest.
OGThis item is certified organic

3759 Boldog Hungarian Spice - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 0.2g for $3.25   
B: 0.4g for $4.25   
C: 1g for $6.50   
D: 2g for $9.75   
E: 4g for $15.00   

Additional Information

Paprika Peppers

110–175 seeds/g.


Days to full-color maturity are from transplanting date.

Capsicum comes from the Greek kapto which means ‘bite.’

Culture: Start indoors in March or April. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 68-95°. Set out in June. Very tender, will not tolerate frost, dislike wind, will not set fruit in cold or extremely hot temperatures or in drought conditions. Black plastic highly recommended. Row cover improves fruit set in windy spots. Pick first green peppers when they reach full size to increase total yield significantly. Green peppers, though edible, are not ripe. Peppers ripen to red, yellow, orange, etc.

Saving Seed: Saving pepper seed is easy! Remove core of the fully ripe pepper (usually red or orange) and dry on a coffee filter. When dry, rake seeds off the core with a butter knife. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow open- pollinated varieties and separate by 30 feet. Use only the first fruits for seed; allow only 3–4 fruits per plant to grow and remove all others. Fewer fruits = larger seeds = greater seed viability. Later fruits often have germination rates of only 60%.


  • BLS: Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • TMV: Tobacco Mosaic Virus

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.