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Pepper Hot 'Chinese Five-Color' Seeds   

85 days. Capsicum annuum. Plant produces good yields of 1 ¼" long by ¾" wide hot peppers. Peppers are hot, grow upright, and turn from purple, to cream, to pale yellow, to orange, to red when mature. Plant has green stems with purple markings, green leaves with purple veins, and purple flowers. A very beautiful ornamental plant suitable for indoors. A variety from China. Plant Height: 20" tall.


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Krista
Date:
September 2, 2012
5.0

Pretty but far from hot
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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I should say up front that we add jalapenos, ghosts, or smoked habeneros to nearly everything we make, so take my review with a grain of salt if you aren’t used to spicy food. These peppers are NOT hot. I can sit here and eat one straight and not even twitch. They taste more like a bell pepper to me than a hot one. However, they are absolutely beautiful when they are planted en mass and covered with brightly colored little peppers. I planted them as understudies to my Big Jim Anaheims which grow quite tall and offered them some protection from our blistering summer sun. I may plant these in pots on the front patio next year just for the pretty factor, but I’ll stick to my habeneros and ghosts for heat.

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By Krista 2 Sep 2012

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Ga Gardener
Date:
March 26, 2012
5.0

Great little peppers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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I have a small garden and try to purchase plants that will serve 2 purpose. These are ornamental, turning from purple to cream then orange, yellow and red. However, they are also edible. Be very, very careful though. One! purple pepper can flavor an entire stir-fry for 5 people. That said, we like our food rather mild. Overall, pretty easy to grow but like most peppers is easier to start after the frost-free date rather than bother with starting indoors, but I do live in zone 8b, so we don’t have much winter. I started these in June, but they matured quickly. Out of all the peppers I have grown thus far, these are definately my favorites.

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By Ga Gardener 26 Mar 2012

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Terrell
Date:
March 5, 2012
5.0

Mean little peppers
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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I have to admit, these peppers are a must in my garden. I make salsa and these peppers are the heat in each jar I produce since each bush has produced heavily for me. To miss one year of gardening and not have these peppers would run me out of business. Highly recommended for anyone to grow.

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By Terrell 5 Mar 2012

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Captain Failmore
Date:
November 22, 2011
5.0

Spectacular!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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I tried these on a whim along with a few other kinds of peppers, and after a slow start brought about by a cold, rainy spring, these plants really made the grade. Nobody I know has seen anything quite like it, and I’m pleased to report that the Chinese Five Color pepper is as tasty as it is beautiful.As other reviewers have already remarked, these plants tend to be squat but wide, branching into a nice, roundish bush. The leaves are lovely green with hints of purple in the veins and dark stems – they’re showy right from the start. When the flowers begin to appear they display a range of colors, from a shiny, vivid amethyst hue to something closer to white, almost like crocuses. The main attraction, however, is the fruit. The size and shape of the peppers along with their tendency to grow upright gives them the appearance of Christmas lights with their bright and festive coloration. By the end of the season, most of the peppers become a stunning shade of red, indicating that they’re at their ripest, but it’s much more fun to see all the other colors as well, from eggplant purple, to purplish and then greenish white, to cream, to a whole range of shades of yellow and orange, and finally scarlet. (To say that there are only five colors is a wee bit misleading, but who’s counting?) During mid-season this plant is at its most beautiful, when all of these colors display at once.The Chinese Five Color is a heavy producer, and the peppers are tasty and very hot. When the peppers are ripe the flavor is reminiscent of a good red bell pepper, lightly sweet with a distinct pepper taste that contributes nicely to chili and other foods; but the heat is much more impressive. The peppers are small enough that the amount used is easy to vary without wasting any, adding to their usefulness. Folks that like it hot will probably find themselves reaching for more, which is fine since just one medium-sized plant can produce pounds of these little peppers, but for the less adapted just one pepper can spice up an entire meal.A superb combination of looks and flavor makes the Chinese Five Color a Grade-A pepper. The plants are also hardy and require little maintenance beyond staking and regular watering during the summer months. The only thing they don’t enjoy is cooler weather, as is true for most peppers. For best results, start indoors in a warm place with appropriate lighting well in advance of transplantation, to avoid stunting and poor growth early on.

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By Captain Failmore 22 Nov 2011

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GrowDojo
Date:
August 24, 2011
5.0

Amazing Hydro Performance
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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All seeds popped quickly. Grown on a Ebb and Flow table in rockwool. Very fast grower twice the size of plant in soil that was hand watered. So many flowers, I had to keep the humidity down so the flowers would go to fruit.

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Chinese Five Color Hot Pepper Seed. Heirloom Chinese Five Color pepper starts out a deep blue-purple, turning to mauve, creamy peach yellow, bright yellow, orange and fully ripening to red. Chinese Five Color Pepper is a prolific producer of small fruit up to 3/4" by 1 1/2" that grow upright on the compact plants. The fruit of Chinese Five Color are shaped like small Christmas light bulbs. Chinese Five Color Pepper has upright bushy plants that get about 18" in height. The stems and branches of Chinese Five Color don’t get very big in diameter but Chinese Five Color Pepper are strong (not willowy) and somewhat shrub like. Chinese Five Color Pepper have five petal blooms that have light purple petals with white centers and darker purple colored stamens. Chinese Five Color is an ornamental and edible pepper!! We suggest to keep Chinese Five Color Pepper in containers or elevated in a rock garden. Keep your Chinese Five Color Pepper in a container and you can bring it inside in the winter and have it for years. 80 days until fruit.

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