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Oriental pepper varieties

Posted by Lorabell 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 20, 13 at 9:20

I would like to grow several varieties of Asian type peppers from a few different counties.. I am looking for both Hot and Mild varieties . I am very unfamiliar with the names to even start a search on.


What are your favorite oriental peppers?

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RE: Oriental pepper varieties

to name a few (all hot):
Thai Dragon (but the hybrid not the heirloom - the heirloom, to me tastes nasty, plus it has a thick tough skin and all seeds)
Kung Pao (it's also a hybrid but extremely prolific and wonderful peppers).
Thai Hot Orange
Chinese 5 color (AKA Chinese multi-color)
Vietnamese Tear Jerker


RE: Oriental pepper varieties

Shishito is a relatively small japanese pepper picked green with a mild spiciness and a fair degree of a green bell pepper taste.

It is somewhat similar in taste to some of the italian frying peppers, but has it's own unique flavor.

Japanese love their shishito, it is not so common to see any other hot peppers sold fresh in Japanese markets. Tempura shishito is delicious!

Eventually, I am interested in growing some of the korean red chiles, I don't know what they are called. I have a big shaker full of dried pepper, I love using it in cooking because it gives a brilliant red color, but doesn't dominate with heat. Nice smoky flavor.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

I love the Korean Kochukaru. Kind of along the lines of a Cayenne pepper. It is the pepper used for all their foods. Kimchi, Bugolgi etc. I have tons of these seeds if you would like to try. Email me if interested.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 23, 13 at 14:42

I am growing Thai peppers for the first time this year. I am growing the:
Thai Hot
Thai Dragon
Thai Sun
I don't know very much about any of them but just wanted to give them a shot this year. From what I understand, they are good for seasoning foods. I am considering drying them for powder or maybe try my hand at making a sauce.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

Thanks so much for your help.

Is there a mild Korean pepper out there?

Bill, I will be sending you an e-mail shortly.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

In my limited experience the korean peppers are quite mild on the scale of chilies.

In this moment, I'm eating eggs on top of leeks with rosemary and dried korean pepper flakes. I would never put this much cayenne on my eggs, never mind something like a bhut. Even my wife will eat the korean pepper, and she is a wimp.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

We speak the same language in foods as I'm eating eggs on top of my leeks as we speak. Haven't tried it with rosemary and pepper,,,but definitely a must next round.

I've also ordered those shishito peppers seeds..sound wonderful.

Any idea where I can find the korean pepper seeds, they sound perfect.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

Ha, ha, ha!!! Too funny coincidence.

The eggs and leeks is a new thing for me, it just kinda occurred to me to try it one day a couple weeks ago.

Rosemary, well that goes in just about everything, because I have 2 rosemary bushes bigger than me.

Looks like Bill Missy has seeds for the koreans, as mentioned in this thread. Scroll up.

RE: Oriental pepper varieties

There are days I really wonder....blame it on age.

Bill, I sent an e-mail.


RE: Oriental pepper varieties

For the ones that want these seeds, send and email with your address to I can not reply for some reason with my other email.

I have received requests from:
Laura and ThisMemberName.


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