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Chinese 5 Color Pepper Seeds

Chinese 5 Color Pepper Seeds

  • Plant size: 4 ft.
  • Pod size: 1"
  • Origin: China
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 5,000-50,000
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With its many hues, the Chinese 5 Color is a real show stopper that brings in shades of purple and cream in the garden. "5-color” is in the name, so it’s no surprise how they transition to 5 different colors!

The Chinese 5 Color Pepper Plant grows over 4 feet tall and produces over 100 peppers per plant on average. Compact and easy to grow, these peppers are small, conical, and ornamental that grow to about an inch in length and mature like a rainbow in five colors and gain in heat as they change color, turning from cream, purple, yellow, orange, and finally red. 

You'll notice a sweet yet bitter flavor with an earthy aftertaste when you bite into the Chinese 5 Color pepper. These are great to eat raw and cooked such as boiling, stir-frying, and roasting.  You can even make salsa, dips, and hot sauces! 

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum 
  • Heat Level5,000-50,000 SHUs
  • Type: Mild to Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Sweet, Bitter, Earthy
  • Origin: China  
  • Pod Size: 1"
  • Plant Height: 4 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 85+ Days 

Want more beautiful peppers to light up your garden? Check out our Ornamental Pepper Seeds today, and be sure to browse through our ever-growing Pepper Seed Collection for more varieties!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Jeremy Seegers

Chinese 5 Color Pepper Seeds

Robert Harris

I didn't reply to your first request, the day I received your package I planted half the seed, so far nothing has happened. I saved the other half and will wait until about mid Feb. and will plant the rest. We don't often have cool weather here in Tucson where I live, I've had pepper and tomato plants live for five years, we seldom get a frost.

In a few days I'll plant the rest. Thanks for your concern.

Becky Becnel
Quick Service and Actual Growth

I actually received the product unlike another I company I bought from and they have actually started growing (again, a big improvement from the other company). However, they have just stopped growing and I'm not sure if they are strong enough to be transplanted. But I think that is probably something I am doing wrong.

Natasha Laville
Awesome product

I am very satisfied with my order. Thanks. Will be back soon

Ronnie Scolton
Quite pleased

My seeds came up about 60-70% I only wanted a few so I thi ned them down to the best seedlings. I have pinched all but one they are beginning to branch. The plants are VERY healthy they like the worm castings. Leaves are big waxy and shiny. I'm quite pleased so far!