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. They will mature from green to red, with a sweeter taste when it ripens to red. The Shishito peppers will have a citrusy, slightly smoky flavor when enhanced by grilling or sautéing, and is 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!
Heat Level: 50-200 SHUs
Days to Harvest: 60+ Days
Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds