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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:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 22
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Pepper Lovin Gal
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Date:
September 6, 2017
          5.0
 
our favs for sure
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? everything

What are the cons? late maturity

Review:

We love to cook and these have quickly become our favs. The flavor is fantastic with just the right amount of heat that isn't overbearing.Don't JUST blister and serve plain although you MUST do that the first time to enjoy...they are an added bonus to potatoes...fried potatoes especially! Add them into stir fries and salsas. They're just wonderful! I wish they started producing here earlier...just started in August but now are loaded with pepper!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Date:
August 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? high germination rate

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

These had a plenty high rate of germination. Can't remember the actual percentage, but I started them inside and sowed for probably twice the number of plants I wanted and had plants left over when it was time to plant outside. After they started producing they just haven't stopped. My plants are loaded all the time. I can't keep up with eating them. It's been crazy hot here as usual this summer and while my tomato plants have suffered from the heat and aren't doing well at all, these peppers seem unaffected and just keep going. I started bed with black cow and slightly sandy top soil on top of similarly amended bed from last year, and have an automatic waterer that sweats from a line laid by the plants for 30 min. twice a day. This bed gets 7-8 hours of sun a day.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AZ gardener
Location:
Sun City West, AZ, United States
Date:
July 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Would buy these seeds again.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? taste, hardiness, production

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew these hardy plants in our community gardens here in AZ. It is July and still producing in the triple digit weather we are having. Been picking peppers for the last 2.5 months. Only let them get 3 inches then fry in pan in olive oil for abt 5-10 min till tender and charred, season and eat. Been sharing with friends who love them. Have eaten only 1 heated pepper that was rather mild out of the hundred I have eaten so far. I fertilize every 2 wks with fish emulsion and do have shade cloths over my plants. Even so we have had 110 degree weather. I would buy these again. Bushy plants got 1-2 ft high and have generously produced and are still producing in our extreme heat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wasabigrrl
Location:
Atlanta, GA, United States
Date:
March 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Ill never be without this one
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

Last year was my first shishito experiment, and I treated them pretty shabbily - I started the seeds too late, I left them in tiny pots for too long, and then I planted six into one 3-gallon pot in an area that didn't get as much sun as a pepper needs. Despite these setbacks, they gave me 100% germination and grew into short, stocky little plants that produced nonstop by the handful until the frost finally killed the plant. They are delicious, tangy little peppers with none of the "grassy" note I dislike in many sweet peppers. One in ten will be fiery, but the rest are about in line with a mild poblano. Pick them when they're as fat as a man's thumb or about the size of a large okra pod. All you have to do is char them on your burner for thirty seconds and then toss with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, or put them on the grill whenever it's fired up. The only issue I had was some fruit distortion from sap-sucking insects, but some Neem oil kept it under control. Love them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AI
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Date:
March 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavour, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

3-4 in., crinkled, sweet and fruity when green, mildly spicy when ripe (red), productive, space-saver, easiest to grow - along with sweet banana - in zone 5/6!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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