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Shishito Japanese Pepper Seeds

Shishito Japanese Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 2 ft. Pod size: 3-4" Origin: Japan Species: Annuum SHU: 50-200
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This little beauty is very popular in Japan and is becoming quite the popular pepper in the U.S. They will grow to about 3 inches long with heavily wrinkled skin and are pretty mild. Some even refer to this unique pepper as "Wrinkled Old Man Pepper". Shishitos will mature from green to red, with a sweeter taste when it ripens to red. Shishito peppers have a citrusy, slightly smoky flavor when enhanced by grilling or sautéing, and are the life of the party.

Our Shishito pepper is a relatively early producer with small thin walls and is sweet tasting.  And look out – the Shishito pepper plant is a prolific plant that likes to spread if given the opportunity.  It will take approximately 60 days from seed to harvest, with 3-4" pods.

For a delicious treat, sauté these in olive oil until they begin to blister, sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy! You will the Shishito chile to be the pinnacle of appetizers and are often a popular starter in restaurants.

Fun Fact: The name Shishito means Lion pepper.  Not only that, it has a Russian Roulette tendency where one out of every 10-20 Shishito peppers will shockingly surprise you with unexpected heat!

Species: Capsicum Annuum

Heat Level: 50-200 SHUs  

Type: Mild

Origin: Japan

Days to Harvest: 60+ Days

Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

Looking for live plants instead?  BUY SHISHITO PEPPER PLANTS HERE!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
mark turner

Great seeds - started in my Aerogarden in the spring before transplanting outside in a container. So many peppers!

Joseph Lakas
Shishito seeds

Very pleased, 100% seed germination. 5 plants in the ground about a week now, doing well, all plants are about 10” tall and healthy.

Bruce Huskey
Too early to tell

I give Pepper Joe 5 stars because he is Pepper Joe!
We’ve had so much rain that my little seeds waited to sprout until this week but I have little sprouts everywhere now and will send pics when my crop comes in.

Jeremy Wilhelms

Plants are growing very well!!

If I can grow them anyone can. Great peppers

Hi I’m in NB, Canada and these peppers grew wonderful here. I had no problem with germination on heat mat under grow lights in April. I put peppers in pots on my south facing deck outside in Jun and had loads of these delicious peppers ready to eat in late July. Early August. They are pretty unique and just getting popular here. Great roasted or on bbq. I am growing them this year and they are on the heating mat right now. I can’t wait!