Chinese Five-Color


By far, the most colorful hot pepper in our trial garden!  Ornamental plants are loaded with conical shaped fruits is a dazzling array of colors, starting deep purple and changing to creamy yellow, orange and finally red.  All colors are present on the plants at any time. Deep green foliage is tinged with purple. Great for the garden, or containers.  Fruits are quite hot and useful for any standard pepper recipes calling for hot peppers, especially salsa or pastes.  80 days from transplant.

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Capsicum annuum


7-14 days


80-90 days from transplant

Ripe Color


Heat Units

4/5 (Hot)


Full Sun

Planting Method

Transplanting recommended. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Set out when all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed.

Planting Depth:



Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 2-4 feet apart.

Seed Count

+/- 8,300 per ounce; 133,525 per pound

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Wholesale Customers

For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.


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