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Chinese 5 Color Pepper Seeds

Chinese 5 Color Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-Chinese5Color10

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With its many hues, the Chinese 5 Color is a real show stopper that brings unique colors to the garden. "5-color” is in the name, so it’s no surprise these peppers transition to 5 vibrant 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!

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!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: China
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 5,000-50,000

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Based on 45 reviews
S. Goldberg
Great germination!

Super customer service, all my seeds germinated and happy with my purchase..

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed