Best season to travel to Hungary

Paprika Harvest

Add some spicy "red gold" to your visit in Hungary

Paprika Harvest in Hungary 2019 - Best Time
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Váradi Zsolt

Franciscan monks brought not only knowledge and religion to different lands; it is said that they also brought paprika to Hungary. Today we cannot imagine many key Hungarian traditional dishes without its flavour—goulash, fishermen's soup, some types of palinka, and many others.

Paprika Harvest in Hungary - Best Season 2019

Paprika is called "red gold" by locals. It grows across the whole country, but Szeged and Kalocsa are the main regions with huge plantations. The paprika harvest starts after September 8th, and may last until October. Some farmers prefer manual​ harvesting, and some tend to use mechanical harvesters.

Best time for Paprika Harvest in Hungary 2019

For many people, ​paprika is simply a very spicy plant, but Hungarians can distinguish various tastes, smells, and textures.

Best time to see Paprika Harvest in Hungary 2019