I am planning to make a spice blend, and the recipe I am using calls for south african paprika. Stores near me only have Hungarian paprika. How different are the flavors between these two varieties of paprika?
The variety of the original pepper might be slightly different giving out different result when dried and ground up.
There might be a difference in spiciness. There might be a difference in smokiness (if the paprika is smoked).
Hard to tell.
Just try it and report back.