Looking for a unique and flavorful addition to your garden or dinner table? Look no further than Shishito Peppers! These petite peppers pack a big punch of sweet and spicy flavor, making them a favorite of foodies and home cooks alike.
These seedlings will mature in 55 to 65 days. These seedlings are perfect for container pots. They get up to 2 feet high and 18 inches across. Shishito peppers are best when picked and cooked before they start turning red. Once temperatures dip into the low 50's consistently, you will wind down the plant and take your final harvest.
Make sure to plant in nutrient dense soil, especially optimized for growing fruiting plants. You can purchase our magic organic soil and organic amendment soil boosters (micro and macro nutrients in the form of marine-based fertilizers, worm castings, and beneficial fungi) specifically curated for fruiting plants to help improve your soil.
Here are some interesting facts about Shishito Peppers:
Shishito Peppers originated in Japan and are a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine. In fact, they are often served as a snack or appetizer in Japanese bars and restaurants!
While most Shishito Peppers are mild, with a heat level of around 50-200 Scoville units (similar to a bell pepper), every once in a while you'll come across a spicy one that packs a punch!
Shishito Peppers are often compared to Padron Peppers, which are similar in size and shape and also have a mild, slightly sweet flavor with occasional spicy ones.
Take a look at the Nutritional facts for Shishito Peppers:
Shishito Peppers are low in calories, with just 23 calories per 100 grams.
They are a good source of Vitamin C, with 100 grams of Shishito Peppers providing 120% of your daily recommended intake.
Also contains a variety of other vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Potassium.
When it comes to cooking with Shishito Peppers, the possibilities are endless! They can be roasted, grilled, sautéed, or even eaten raw as a snack or salad topping. And with their unique flavor and nutritional benefits, they're a great choice for anyone looking to add a little variety and excitement to their meals.