Common Name: Shishito Pepper, Hot Pepper
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Culinary Use
Fertilize: Once a month
Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Width: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
General Information: These 3 to 5-in. (8 to 13-cm) peppers carry a mild heat when young. 1 in 10 peppers are hot, and it is a surprise which one you will get! Milder than a jalapeño pepper, but let you know you got some heat.
Idea & Tips: Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
If growing in a container, use a light, well-drained mix.
Fertilize once a month and keep watered.
Peppers prefer hot days, so don’t rush to plant in the garden.
Days to Harvest: 67
Fruit Size: 3 to 5 in. (8 to 13 cm)
Heat Level: 1 - mild
Grower Information: Gaining the ranks of culinary excellence, Shishito peppers are on menus and at farmers markets across the nation. These 3 to 5-in. (8 to 13-cm) peppers top out at about 200 Scovilles, making them more mild than a jalapeño pepper while still letting you know you have some heat. 1 in 10 peppers are hot, and it is a surprise which one you will get! Best when picked green.