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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” long, slightly wrinkled fruits that are perfect for making tempura and other traditional recipes. Fruit is emerald green in color, ripening to red, and mildly flavored with just a bit of spice. It really is superb and is the standard with many chefs.
 
Shishito Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 28
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

92.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Olga
Location:
Oakland, CA, United States
Date:
September 19, 2018
          3.0
 
Why the rave reviews
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? thin skin

Review:

What you should know about this pepper is that it has a fairly thin skin, approximately 1mm. It does yield constantly small 1.5-2 inch narrow peppers, but the when the pepper is red the inside skin that holds the seeds becomes brownish in color, as if they are not fresh. I just do not know what you can use it for other than for pickling with cucumbers and tomatoes. The pepper is too small and too thin-skinned for anything other than eating it by itself and still you have to clean out the inside because the brownish seed-meat. Too much hassle for so little outcome. I just do not see the value. With variety of other peppers available, this is not one that I would grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bethany
Location:
Vancouver, WA, United States
Date:
June 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Best Tasting Peppers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Best tasting

What are the cons? The 1 in 25 hot one.

Review:

From the PNW. This is my favorite pepper. It has a very intense pepper flavor, is crisp, and the plant always produces loads of peppers. Little to no pest problems. Doesn't fade in our coolish June weather here like other peppers do. But really takes off in July when it gets hot. I will grow these every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Plantlover
Location:
Warrenton, MO, United States
Date:
May 14, 2018
          5.0
 
You need these.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, easy to grow

What are the cons? needs support

Review:

Last year was my first for these little guys. I started indoors about 8 weeks before last frost. Great germination with heat mat, organic seed starting mix. Under grow lights until transplanting. These peppers were crowded in a corner and took the backseat to the bells. The plants ended up getting big enough that they needed some support from ALL of the peppers growing on them. Best way to cook for me is a bit of oil and salt on them and then blister on the grill. The hubs likes them green best, I like them red. Every once and awhile we would find one with a bit of heat. After a hot dry period we found that ALL of the red ones became quite hot. Some hot like a jalapeno, others like hot death. Some of those we dried and crushed to make red pepper flakes. When the danger of frost was imminent, they were dug up and put into gallon pots to bring in for the winter. I couldn't bear to see them die. Those are now outside with flowers ready to go!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
D
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date:
March 5, 2018
          4.0
 
Small plant large yeilds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Superb Flavor, Huge Yields

What are the cons? Slow Maturity, Aphids

Review:

These were very tasty peppers. The fruits stayed green and unripe for around 2 months - they're unpleasant to eat raw while green (unsweet, slightly bitter). suffice it to say, the wait was worth it. A bright sweet full peppery taste, excluding the random hot-ish ones. Good germination. Ran into aphids towards the end of the season. The plant itself is about a foot high and wide with a sturdy stem. Will be growing again. START EARLY. 2 week shipping to Canada

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
fromCanada
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Date:
December 15, 2017
          5.0
 
Small and prolific
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? prolific and nice looking

What are the cons? size

Review:

I've started them inside in February, they grew well and started producing in May before I transplanted them out, they produced well into the last weeks of fall and I had a bunch of small dry peppers. But that was the issue, apart from kids eating them of the plants I didn't know what to do with them, tempura doesn't work because they are full of seeds and you end up spitting them out even if I clean them, it's tedious btw...so I gathered a bunch and froze them whole, this turned out to be a good idea cause now I can add them to my stews, soups and sauces, and just take them out because they keep the shape when they cook, still happy with them :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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