Shishito Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
An old Japanese heirloom bearing wrinkly 3 -4” fruits – crunchy and sweet with a delicious kick of heat. Emerald peppers ripen to a brilliant red – great to eat at any stage. We love them sautéed with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Prolific throughout the growing season.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 60 days from transplant
- Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 65-90F to germinate. Heat mat is recommended. Keep soil moist.
- Transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bottom leaves should be just above ground level.
- Space plants 12-18” apart; space rows 2-4' apart.