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Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

7 total reviews

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jesse Vaughn
A+ Flavor and Heat

These peppers were great for flavor and heat. I grew quite a few strains last season and would compare the heat and flavor to the yellow Kristian pepper. Although I only had two kung pao plants with lower yield for the first time growing. These turned out to be a family favorite and I will be growing more this season. The kung pao is exceptional for stir frying and dishes on the mild to hot side.

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