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Shishito Pepper (60 Days)

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A superb market variety that is starting to pop up at farmers' markets and restaurants around the country. This Japanese heirloom is similar to the Padrón pepper in appearance but is slightly more wrinkled. One in ten peppers has the potential to be spicy but, don’t fret, they will be less fiery than jalapeños. Traditionally sautéed over high heat until blistered on all sides, these peppers are a savory surprise to look forward to.

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slow germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after the last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with compost if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Thomas A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

shishito pepper

Growing from seed but I have not planted outside until late May or early June. Can't wait to try them lightly fried in olive oil with a dusting of sea salt.

hilary l.
United States

good germination

Good Germination - 90%, but too soon to tell about anything else yet.

mary n.
United States
I recommend this product

So far so good

As of April, the seeds have germinated and produced plants with robust growth that are beginning to produce buds. Of course, in my zone it is too early to plant them out, so I have no way of judging how the plants will perform once planted in the garden. And of course, there is no fruit yet. Maybe the product is a 5-star product but it's too soon to tell.