Botanical Interests® Organic Pepper Shishito Chili



The ‘Shishito’ 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. 50–200 Scoville heat units (mild).

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Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity: 60–75 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall

Variety Information: 2″–4″ long, thin, medium green, slightly wrinkled, some curved. Flavor is citrusy and slightly smoky. About 90 percent of shishitos will be mild, but the others will be slightly hot. Scoville heat units for ‘Shishito’ are 50–200, making the occasional hot pepper quite mild.