Shishito Pepper Seeds
Step up your gardening game with Shishito Pepper Seeds. These seeds promise to give you access to one of the most popular and versatile peppers currently taking the culinary world by storm. From appetizers to garnishes, the Shishito pepper brings mild heat and a distinctive, slightly sweet flavor to the table.
On the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) scale, Shishito Peppers typically fall between 50 and 200 SHU, a traditional jalapeno is 5000 SHU. The low heat range makes them ideal for those who enjoy just a touch of spice without the overwhelming heat. However, be prepared for a fun twist: about one in every ten peppers packs a spicier punch!
Shishito pepper plants are relatively compact, growing to a mature height of around 18 to 24 inches. This makes them a great fit for small gardens, patios, and even indoor containers. The moderate height ensures that they can adapt to multiple gardening scenarios.
Day to Maturity
Expect your Shishito Peppers to be ready for harvest in approximately 60 to 65 days post-germination. The relatively quick maturity rate makes them ideal for gardeners who are eager to taste the fruits of their labor.
The size of a fully grown Shishito pepper average from 3 to 4 inches in length and at least a half an inch in diameter. These slender fruits make them particularly well-suited for quick cooking methods like blistering, grilling, and sautéing.
As your Shishito Peppers mature, they will transition from a lush green to a vibrant red. This change not only enhances their visual appeal but also slightly alters their flavor profile, adding an extra layer of sweetness when they turn red.
Shishito Pepper Seeds offer a low-heat, flavorful experience that can be enjoyed in a variety of culinary applications. With their mild taste and unexpected spicy outliers, they are a must-grow for any pepper enthusiast.