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Shishito Japanese Pepper Seeds

Size

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!

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!

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Jeremy Wilhelms

Plants are growing very well!!

M
Mardyb
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!

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PC
Shishito peppers

I had over 90 % germination on these seeds . Can’t wait to roast these a little , top with sesame seeds and eel sauce for a snack this summer .

M
Michael Hurley
Love Shishito Peppers.

Fast delivery. Love shishito peppers. Grown them before.

C
Chris Kmotorka
100% (fast) Germination

The seeds arrived quickly. I stuck them in the freezer for a few days then soaked them in black tea and planted them in a peat pellet seed starter. Grow light 12 hours a day. Within days I had sprouts. They've been moved to bigger peat pots in quart-sized Ziploc "greenhouses."So far so good.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
82%
(9)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
9%
(1)
J
Jeremy Wilhelms

Plants are growing very well!!

M
Mardyb
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!

P
PC
Shishito peppers

I had over 90 % germination on these seeds . Can’t wait to roast these a little , top with sesame seeds and eel sauce for a snack this summer .

M
Michael Hurley
Love Shishito Peppers.

Fast delivery. Love shishito peppers. Grown them before.

C
Chris Kmotorka
100% (fast) Germination

The seeds arrived quickly. I stuck them in the freezer for a few days then soaked them in black tea and planted them in a peat pellet seed starter. Grow light 12 hours a day. Within days I had sprouts. They've been moved to bigger peat pots in quart-sized Ziploc "greenhouses."So far so good.