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'Kung Pao' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Hot
 
Description: Hot Asian type. Plants bear 4 1/2-inch, slender pungent, red fruit.
Days To Maturity: 85
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Reviewed on 12/15/2010 by RonnyWil - An experienced gardener

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Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown this pepper for 4 years and have always had great luck with it. Tall plants loaded with thin red peppers that I've used for hot sauce and dried peppers.
 

Reviewed on 03/25/2010 by salmon - An experienced gardener

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Florence, Wisconsin, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown this pepper for several years in Northern Wisconsin. The plants are healthy and disease resistant and produce well under a variety of growing conditions. The 4-5" long, skinny peppers are fairly hot in my climate and many ripen to the red stage. They are great for making curries, stir fries and drying.
 

Reviewed on 01/29/2010 by WeedyWagner - An intermediate gardener

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Wake, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

The best! 3-foot tall plants bear 4 to 6-inch long fruits continuously throughout the summer. Never bothered by pests. Use the green peppers fresh in Indian cooking, or dry the red ones in the dehydrator for Chinese dishes, chili, etc.
 

Reviewed on 04/14/2006 by sacratomato70 - An experienced gardener

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California, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Fantastic pepper of great quality and abundance. Plants are about 3-4ft tall and grow upright. Pods are long and slightly thicker than a pencil that turn from green to red. Flavor is hotter than a jalapeno and they are great for stir frys, salsa, or drying. One of the best peppers I have tried in a long time.
 




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