Shishito is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Sweet pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group) 'Shishito'. 'Shishito' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Lincoln green and Boston University Red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Ao green colour.
From Baker Creek:
A favorite old Japanese variety which produces 3" long, slightly wrinkled fruit that are perfect for making tempura and other traditional recipes. Fruit is emerald green color, mildly flavored with a just bit of spice; it really is superb. It is the standard with many chefs.
Japan is believed to be where Shishito originates from.
Typically, Shishito Sweet pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Shishito have been kindly provided by our members.
Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Shishito about 38 days before your last frost date.
Mature peppers are three inches long.Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.
Shishitou, Shishitōgarashi, Shishitougarashi, 獅子唐, 獅子唐辛子, Shishitō
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