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Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

  • Plant size: 2-3 ft.
  • Pod size: 4-6"
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 7,000-12,000
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6 total reviews



Introducing the Kung Pao Pepper, a staple in Asian, Thai, and Sichuan cuisines known for being a less-spicy alternative to Cayenne and Thai peppers. What attracts people to this pepper is its amazing combination of mild heat and spicy flavor.

The Kung Pao pepper plant is a high yielder that grows up to 3 ft. tall, producing long, skinny pods growing to 4-6" long. The plant will have green leaves with white flowers blooming, which will be the talk of the show for your garden.

Its flavors are impressive with its earthy, slightly smoky flavors. The Kung Pao pepper is the perfect pepper for drying and making the famous Kung Pao chicken. This is irreplaceable in Chinese and Asian-type dishes - once you use it, it's hard to go back to anything else! Use it for stir-fries, frying, grilling, and drying into a nice chili powder! This is definitely a gardener's favorite!

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum
  • Heat Level: 7,000-12,000 SHUs  
  • Type: Mild to Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Earthy, Smoky
  • Origin: USA
  • Pod Size: 4-6"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 80+ Days

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Benjamin Zellers
Very Poor Germination Rate

I've been starting my own pepper plants from seed for 10+ years, and these Kung Pao seeds have the worst germination rate of anything I've ever tried - by far. Last year's KPs from Pepper Joe had a decent germination rate, but these are at maybe 15%. Sees seem small and fragmented. I specifically sought out KPs, which are hard to find, but I don't think I'll be paying a premium again when the results are so bad.

Joe lyon
Pepper Joe's review

I'm an avid pepper enthusiast, I grow multiple types and smoke them dry over hard wood, usually oak and hickory, grind and mix them together, Kunkle pao pepper is a great addition to this as the dry quick, have a great flavor and good heat. Thanks for providing such great selection and service.
Sincerely, Joe Lyon

John E
They look good.

I haven't planed then yet. But they look good. Can't wait to see how the turn out.

Andrew Rowe

Gift item.

Eric Mernieks
King of Pao

These are some great little peppers - easy to grow, bountiful to harvest and full of flavor. Definitely a "must" for anyone with a love for the stir-fry! Goes great with a chicken, mushroom and onion combo. Blends surprisingly well with a little garlic and soy sauce to make a fiery base. Love them!

- Eric