About Shishito

60 days. Bright green and 3” long with wrinkled thin walls. Suspenseful eating because one in ten has a real kick of heat, though they are generally mild-flavored. To prepare, sauté in a bit of oil until blistered and sprinkle with your favorite gourmet salt. Also delicious grilled, deep-fried in tempura batter, or sprinkled on pizza. Prolific.

About Pepper, Hot

Many shapes. Degrees of heat are measured in Scoville heat units (SHU).

Pot Size & Price
3.5-in. pot
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun
Plant Traits
Cold Sensitive

Other varieties of Pepper, Hot

Hot Pepper Flaming Flare, bright red peppers
Photo from All American Selections

Flaming Flare

Hot Pepper Wenk's Yellow, short hot peppers in light green, yellow, orange and red
Photo from Seed Savers Exchange

Wenk's Yellow