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Shishito Pepper (25 seeds) (PP144) $2.75

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Shishito Pepper

         
 
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A favorite old Japanese variety which produces 3-inch 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.
 
Shishito Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Angela M.
Location:
Ilion, NY, United States
Date:
April 7, 2016
          2.0
 
No luck.
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? N/A

What are the cons? won't sprout

Review:

Our area is not that good for starting peppers, so that's why I start them inside every year. I have grown many peppers before ( hot and sweet) but cannot get these seeds to germinate, not even one!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cody
Location:
Howland, ME, United States
Date:
February 21, 2016
          5.0
 
ShiWHATo
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? A serious producer

What are the cons? Slow to ripen

Review:

This is a great pepper: moderate heat, abundant production, and superb flavor. Seeds had a great germination rate (12/12), the plants took transplants well, and out-performed my other peppers (with the exception the Chinese 5 Color Pepper). It took a bit longer to ripen than I had hoped, but I'm also awful impatient when I see unripe fruit hanging on my plants... days can feel like months! However, once the peppers began to turn red, they turned in a hurry. The peppers are delicious green, don't get me wrong, and you could eat them as such if you should choose to. With as many peppers as it produces, you'll have plenty to experiment with, so don't be shy with them. And don't forget to save your (viable) seeds!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mista Piiman
Location:
Blountstown, FL, United States
Date:
November 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Karai zo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Umai ze!

What are the cons? One in ten, karai

Review:

This is one of Japan's gifts to the world. If you have hot summers you can grow these. They adapt well to latitude but love heat. Very easy to grow. As season progresses or if it is hot and dry weather, they will get a bit spicy. It's not a burn that sticks around for long though. I've been growing them for at least 20 years from seed I brought back from Japan. Until a few years ago I couldn't give them away. Then Martha Stewart and other celebrity chefs started plugging them and at last they have earned some recognition. Of course they are good for an ingredient in just about anything cooked ( even chocolate cake!). The best way to eat them is the way they do in Japan. Always pick them with the stems on. Fry them for tempura; it only takes about 20 seconds. The other way is to skewer them, brush with a little oil then sea salt or shoyu. Dried and ground, they make the best paprika with a kick. One out of ten or so will be a little spicy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laurie
Location:
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Date:
November 11, 2015
          5.0
 
The Bees Knees
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, producer, easy

What are the cons? Slow to get going

Review:

These are the bee's knees. I thought they were not going to make it after they germinated (sown directly into the garden bed at the usual time here in chile country), they just stayed the same size for weeks on end until the weather got warm enough to suit their needs, then BAM! Growth spurt and beautiful, compact, productive plants! It's November 11 and I just pulled them yesterday, as they finally stopped blossoming, although we've not had a frost yet. We picked GALLONS of little peppers and loved them grilled, pan-seared and roasted in the oven. I also pickled several batches to substitute for peperoncini. We will be growing them again next season, probably in large pots, as the plants are smallish, bushy, and attractive. We also grew padrones this year and far prefer the shishitos, as the padrones have a tendency to get too spicy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
z6
Location:
ny, NY, United States
Date:
October 2, 2015
          5.0
 
little peppers with lil kick
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? productive

What are the cons? none

Review:

In the early season the peppers had not much if any spice, we harvest them green. Spiciness seems to increase as the season progresses. Now, sept in z6 half the peppers have a little kick near the tops where the seeds are, but still quite mild. However 1/8- to 1/10 of the late season peppers are like little jalape?o poppers. They jump from mild to medium. We find that makes the dish more fun and interesting. Productivity is pretty good. We grow these under some loofah plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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