Shishito Pepper

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  • Growing Season: Most fruiting plants have their peak growing season starting in Spring and extending through Fall. They need the warm days and nights to produce fruit.
  • Harvest Method: As soon as the plant bears the fruit, harvesting can begin and will continue through the season. Most fruiting plants grow through a season and then are done.
  • First Harvest: Fruiting plants take longer to bear fruit and can take 2-3 months to get to a harvesting stage.
  • Final Harvest: Occurs at the end of summer and into early Fall for most climates. Some plants, such as strawberries will become dormant in Winter and then pop back into action in the Spring.
  • Best Planted Wall Placement: Place micro-tomatoes and jalapenos that grow in the Planted Wall near the top so you can maximize sun and warmth during the Summer.

Most fruiting plants prefer warmer temperatures and will be dormant or grow very slowly in mild winter climates.

You want to be aware of the extreme temperature ranges in your region. If you follow the guidelines below, you will be safe:


  • If you live in a location where the temperatures dip below freezing, then you will want to wait to grow fruiting plants until night temperatures are in the 50's consistently.


  • If you live where it reaches above 90 degrees consistently, you'll want to grow heat tolerant fruiting plants (tomatoes and peppers) and herbs (basil, mint, rosemary) primarily.

To find out what extreme temperatures your location experiences, check out the USDA zone for your region.

We ship seedlings directly from our certified organic grower during specific weeks each month to ensure the we are delivering seedlings at the peak of freshness and prime for transplanting. 

Don't worry we tend to over-communicate the details when it comes to logistics.  You'll know when orders (both seedlings and other garden products) are shipped.