Update Fall 2023:
Please be aware that it may take UP TO FOUR weeks for your order to SHIP.
Our Farming season is drawing to a close and we hope to reduce our time-to-ship soon!
We continue to recieve a record number of orders each month and appreciate all of your business.

Hot Ornamental Pepper ‘Chinese 5 Color Marble’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

With its many hues, the Chinese 5 Color is a real showstopper.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


With its many hues, the Chinese 5 Color is a real showstopper. Compact and easy to grow, these peppers mature like a rainbow in 5 colors and gain in heat as they ripen, turning from cream, purple, yellow, orange, and finally red. The Chinese 5 Color Pepper is a small, round, ornamental type pepper that provides a sweet yet bitter flavor with an earthy aftertaste. These are great to eat raw, cooked, boiled, roasted, and in stir-fries. You can even make salsa, dips, and hot sauces. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 30,000 - 50,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Round
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 10