Shishito sweet peppers are a favorite Japanese heirloom variety. The wrinkly fruits are 2-4" long and turn from green to dark red when fully ripe. Shishito peppers have a mild citrusy, smoky flavor and we love to grill them on the BBQ or in stir-fries.
Shishito peppers are sweet, but occasionally a pepper will have a little spice. Compact plants are great for containers!
(Approximately 25 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: We recommend starting peppers indoors in a sunny and warm location 4-6 weeks before last frost in spring. Plant outdoors in full sun after danger of frost in spring. Note: pepper seeds need soil temperatures to be at least 70 F to germinate and we use a heating pad under the seedling tray to maintain temperature.