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Organic Pepper Shishito

Latin name:

Pepper - Shishito
Capsicum Annuum
18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
24 - 30" (61 - 76 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

Shishito peppers, originating from Japan, are small, thin-walled chili peppers cherished for their mild, sweet flavor and occasional subtle heat. These peppers are typically slender, about 2-4 inches in length, and have a wrinkled appearance with a bright green color that matures to red upon full ripening.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Shishito peppers is their mild heat, with the majority of peppers being very mild, scoring low on the Scoville Heat Scale. However, approximately one in ten peppers might surprise with a slightly spicy kick, although the heat level is significantly lower compared to hotter chili varieties.

Shishito peppers are incredibly versatile in the kitchen and are often enjoyed blistered or charred in a pan with a bit of oil and seasoned with sea salt, creating a simple and flavorful dish. Known for their delicious taste and mild heat, they make a popular appetizer or side dish, often served as a tapa in Japanese cuisine.

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