Ornamental Pepper 'Chinese Five Color'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Chinese Five Color
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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Green changing to gold

Green changing to orange

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maumelle, Arkansas

New Plymouth, Idaho

Downers Grove, Illinois

Geneseo, Illinois

Felicity, Ohio

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Liberty Hill, Texas

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Kennewick, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 21, 2015, shule from New Plymouth, ID (Zone 4a) wrote:

This plant is easier to grow in clay loam soil and drought conditions than most peppers. Fruits ripen fairly quickly. I think they taste a lot better purple than they do red. The flowers are purple. The first color phase of the fruit is purple. The plant is ornamental and the purple peppers may surprise your friends.

Positive

On Dec 4, 2011, donnyczech from Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

I successfully grew this small beautiful plant in 2011. It produced several colorful fruits which were enjoyed by family and friends that like hot peppers. All liked the flavor. I am growing a couple of them in 2012.

Positive

On Sep 22, 2010, molasses2 from Chicagoland, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

These were fun to grow - all different colors on one plant! I've gotten about 5 or 6 little peppers off of each plant, with no problems. VERY hot!

Neutral

On Dec 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hot little peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colors; from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen. Ornamental.

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