Chinese Five Color Hot Peppers
Chinese Five Color Hot Peppers HP483-10
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Chinese Five Color Hot Peppers

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SKU HP483-10
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Country Of Origin: China China
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85 days. Capsicum annuum. Open Pollinated. The plant produces good yields of 1 ¼" long by ¾" wide Pequin hot peppers. Peppers are hot, grow upright, have medium-thin flesh, and turn from purple, to cream, to pale yellow, to orange, to red when mature. The plant has green stems with purple markings, green leaves with purple veins, and purple flowers. A very beautiful ornamental plant. Perfect for containers, pots, patios, and small gardens. An excellent choice for home gardens. A variety from China. Scoville Heat Units: 30,000.

Lot No: R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/23

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Scoville Heat Units Scale

Hot Peppers
Capsicum annuum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 80 F to 85 F 14 to 28 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36 - 48" 24"60 - 210 days

Hot Pepper Seed Planting Information:

Some hot pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions and some varieties come from dry desert regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. Read the Hot Pepper Growing Tips and Planting Instructions for information on growing hot peppers from seeds. Please take time to watch the Hot Pepper Planting Instructions Movie . Plants can grow 1 to 7 ft tall.


Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.

Hot Peppers
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Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: Above 75 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼“

Days to Germination: 14 to 28 days

Plant Spacing: 24”

Row Spacing: 36 to 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 210 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Note: The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor germination results. Warning: Do not use peat pots, plugs, or potting soil for growing hot peppers from seeds as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease, fungus, and poor germination results. Do not use covers or lids as lack of air and condensation moisture will cause poor germination results, disease, and fungus.

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

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by on August 5, 2004

Great color for the garden. Fruits grew to 1"-3". Everyone said "wow a purple pepper". Used it in a stir fry, spicy and hot.

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by on September 20, 2007

I saw this plant growing in Pelham Bay Park, N.Y. in late summer. It was gorgeous and so beautiful I thought someone had strung Christmas lights on the vines. All five colors were displayed. They are going in my garden next year for sure!

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by on January 5, 2009

This plant is a real eye catcher. Peppers were real hot and produced good yields of colorful hotties. Does well in a large container. People asked if it was fake because they couldn't beleive it was a pepper plant.

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by on November 19, 2008

Attractive pepper and easy to grow in a container. Attention getter from whomever passes it. Peppers are a little to seedy to eat fresh, best left for ornament.

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by on October 17, 2010

These are fun to see in the garden. I started them too late last year and the plants were very small, so I wintered them inside -- I didn't expect this to work since indoor vegetable plants are usually miserable. But these were very cooperative and got nice and big outside this year! It's hard to get all five colors at once but even when they're all purple it's pretty striking. We're about to try eating them now that I've seen the review mentioning they're edible, Thanks!

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by on June 12, 2010

Mine are just starting to make the yellows and reds and I thought the purple were hot but the first yellow burned me up

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