Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Shishito') in the Peppers Database

Also sold as:
Shishito Green
Wrinkled Old Man

Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Prototype of Shishito Type Peppers
Pepper Shape: Cylindrical
Fruit Length: 3-4 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 55-60 green
Wall Thickness: Thin
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): Most = 0 shu. but up to 10% may have mild heat.
Heat: Sweet<100SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Jul 27, 2017 2:24 PM

Shishito peppers are one of the Japanese Peppers that are commonly picked green and eaten whole by grilling or roasting. They taste great green when raw but even better once grilled to a nice char. If left on the plant they will eventually turn red.

These plants set many, many peppers and just keep on producing fruit.

Rita on Long Island, NY zone 6B

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