Hot Pepper Seeds - Shishito

Hot Pepper Seeds - Shishito

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  • Grilled or sautéed, makes a popular appetizer with mild heat
  • Compact plants perfect for container growing
  • Keep soil evenly moist and feed with a vegetable fertilizer
  • An early producer of many three- to four-inch-long pods
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 3 to 5 inches
Growth Habit Mounding
Plant Height 12 to 18 inches

Flavor Profile Mild; 200 Scoville heat units
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Edible
Use Container Garden, Culinary
Growing Conditions Greenhouse, Hydroponic, Outdoor, Small Space
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Hot Pepper Seeds - Shishito

Capsicum annuum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Also known as Dragon Roll Pepper

These plants yield abundant harvests of mild Japanese peppers, perfect for roasting, pan-frying, tempura, and grilling. With thin walls that blister readily, they acquire a unique rich flavor enhanced by a sprinkle of salt and lemon juice. Yum! Compact enough for container growing, you will want to keep this one close to the kitchen. Shishito peppers transition from green to red as they mature, offering a sweeter taste when fully ripened.

Planting Information

Planting Hot Pepper Seeds - Shishito

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 to 12 inches
Plant Height 12 to 18 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Days to Maturity 80 Days
View our Pepper Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 25

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