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Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

Kung Pao Pepper Seeds

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The Kung Pao pepper is the perfect pepper for drying and to make the famous Kung Pao chicken. It’s such a heavy producer as I picked over 150 pods from one plant. Irreplaceable in Chinese and Asian-type dishes, I like to stir fry my Kung Pao in oil with chicken or beef slices and onions, garlic, and thin strips of celery. Mmmm. Its thin skin and unique flavor make it a gardener’s favorite. One billion Chinese can't be wrong.  

The Kung Pao pepper plant is a high yielder that produces long, skinny pods growing to 4-6 inches long. Its flavors are impressive with their earthy, slightly smoky flavors. The plant will have green leaves with white flowers blooming, which will be the talk of the show. It closely resembles the Cayenne.

Species: Capsicum Annuum

Heat Level: 7,000-12,000 SHUs  

Type: Mild

Origin: USA

Days to Harvest: 80+ Days

Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds  

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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