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Sweet Pepper 'Shishito'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Shishito
Additional cultivar information:(aka Wrinkled Old Man)
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lafayette, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chapin, South Carolina

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 2, 2013, donnyczech from Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is the first year that I planted the Shishito, which I found to be a good plant, healthy and prolific.

Positive

On Nov 25, 2011, rsortor from SOUTH BRANCH, MI wrote:

Very prolific if peppers are picked daily at the green stage and eaten fresh. Starts turning mildly hot when the peppers start to ripen.

Neutral

On Nov 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small(3 X1 inch) Japanese sweet pepper.

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