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Pepper 'Shishito' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Popular in Japan and at farmers' markets.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

The name "Shishito" means "Lion Pepper." Fiercely flavored with a stable temperament, Shishitos are indeed lion-like. Even the plants look a bit feline, with their heavy harvests of green peppers hanging shaggy and full like giant manes. This medium early, small, sweet, thin-walled glossy green pepper is popular in Japan and at farmers' markets. This Japanese heirloom sweet pepper has a great flavor and is easy to prepare. Fry or roast to blister, and salt for the perfect savory snack. The pods of this early season sweet pepper are 3-4" long on very productive 24" tall plants. Great for container gardening. 

SHU: 100 - 1,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 0 SHU, 1-999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Long, Tapered
Pepper Size Medium (3in. to 6in. in length), Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 20