Shishito Pepper Seeds

"Gourmet Japanese Pepper"

Sun: Full Sun

Days to Maturity: 65 Days

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 50 - 200 SHU

Packet: 10 Seeds

Price: $3.49

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Shishito is a Japanese pepper. The name was given to the pepper since the tip of the pepper somewhat resembled a lion's head. Peppers grow between 2 to 4 inches long. The peppers themselves are wrinkled and a nice emerald green color. Flavor is mild with a bit of spice. It is said that about 1 out of every 10 Shishito peppers is spicy. Perfect for roasting, pan-frying, and grilling. A Japanese favorite especially when used for making tempura.

  • Quick Facts

    • Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

    • Fruit Length: 2”-4" Long

    • Row Spacing: 24-36 inches

    • Sow Depth: 1/4 inch

    • Features: Open Pollinated, Container Garden, Deer Resistant

    • Light Requirement: Full Sun

    • Planting Season: Warm Season

    • Plant Type: Mild 50-200 Scoville

    • Life Cycle: Annual

    • Sow Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow

    • Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches

    • Cold Stratification: No

    • Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

    • Days To Maturity: 65 Days