Chinese Giant

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Chinese Giant
Classification C. annuum
Type bell
Fruit color red
Fruit shape bell
Fruit size very large
Heat level sweet
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 0
Maturity midseason
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Chinese Giant - ripe fruit. 2013-10-29.


Huge bell pepper, 6" x 4" blocky fruits have thick flesh and turn bright red when ripe. Excellent sweet flavor and top quality. High yields.

Seed source:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06

Year grown: 2007, 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • A very old heirloom pepper, it dates back to the 1900s.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Calvin E Wait (Unique Seed Service) of Ethel, Missouri (MO WA C), who purchased the seeds from Gleckler Seedmen in 1986.
  • SSE PEPPER 188.

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