Pepper - - Shishito

Type:

Capsicum

annuum

close-up of 3" wrinkled bright green peppers hanging on a bush

Plants are bushy and productive; prefer hotter microclimates. Thin-walled, sweet peppers are delicious seared or fried with olive oil and sea salt.  Just a hint of heat.  Like padron peppers, to which they're related, one out of 10-20 will have more bite.  Flavor is grassy, and citrus-y with a slight hint of smoke.  Also good in Asian stir fry and tempura.

Size

1-3"

Mature Plant Size

30"

Color

green

Flavor

sweet pepper with minimal but variable pungency

Pungency

mild
Annual

Days to Maturity

60 days
Open pollinated

Water

regular

Exposure

Full sun

SMSF Zone

  • A