Chinese Five Color Hot Peppers


These are screaming hot little peppers. And beautiful too! The two pictures above are taken from my friend’s garden in Rathdrum, Idaho. He absolutely loves them. Since I don’t eat hot peppers, I have to take his word for it. Ted says he puts one into a pot and it flavors the chili quite nicely.

These peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colors; from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen. They would work as an interesting ornamental if you don’t eat hot peppers. The plants are great for containers. Just pick a few any time to liven up your salsa.

I transplanted 67 of them yesterday. Funny thing is, I only had 7 come up last year and Ted took 5 of them. This year, I should have at least a hundred for sale this year.

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2 thoughts on “Chinese Five Color Hot Peppers

  1. Those are wild!! Wow, he gets hot peppers like that in Rathdrum? I was excited to get 3 bell peppers to ripen last year. Ha! I guess we never stop learning to garden.

  2. that’s why I included a pic of his own plants. To be fair he grows them in a greenhouse. Not sure if he takes the plastic off in the summer. I will have to ask. We grow peppers in an open greenhouse after the plants are all sold, they do marvelous, I have massive plants and more peppers than we can eat and give away. I will have to do a post on that.

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