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Kung Pao Pepper Seeds (Non-Isolated)

Kung Pao Pepper Seeds (Non-Isolated)

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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!

*Non-Isolated - Disclaimer: While some of our varieties marked non-isolated were isolated when grown, they are an unstable pepper seed variety that may produce plants with genetic variations, making them less predictable and consistent in terms of traits such as flavor, size, and heat level. While this can lead to unique and exciting variations, it's important to note that these seeds may not reliably reproduce the same characteristics from one generation to the next. Planting non-isolated/unstable pepper seeds can be an adventurous gardening experience, but be prepared for some degree of variability in the resulting pepper plants. We will not be able to offer replacements for variation in traits. 

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 6 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 7,000-12,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jesse J.
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.

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