Pepper Chili Shishito Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chili Shishito Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #3092

60-75 days. The 'Shishito', also known as Wrinkled Old Man, is finding its way into many restaurants as a popular appetizer. The 2"–4" slender peppers have a citrusy, slightly smoky flavor enhanced by grilling or sautéing, and can be the life of the party when an occasional hot one passes the mouth of the unsuspecting. Highly productive plants produce green peppers that ripen to red.

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row/Mound Spacing:
2'-3'

Thinning:
Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"-24" apart outside


When to sow outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°‒90°F. Transplant seedlings outside when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F.

Harvesting: Generally harvested when green, at 2"–4" long, but can also be left on the plant to mature to red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

Artist: Donna Clement



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