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Shishito, organic seeds



This popular, mild chili (50-500 Scoville degrees) from Japan is a counterpart to the Spanish variety padron, but has  more compact growth. The plant produces many, 8–10 cm long fruits with a blunt nose.

Shishito is used in the same way as padron, but the risk of suddenly getting a really hot fruit is much less. The fruits are usually cooked green and unripe, but if allowed to grow to dark red and fully ripe, they have a sweeter taste.


Product number:7141
Scientific name:Capsicum annuum
Botanic family:The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae
Days to maturity:64
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: January–March
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination temperature:22-30 °C
Germination time:12-30 dagar
Plant spacing:30-50 cm
Row spacing:50-70 cm
Height:40-70 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:100-150 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


Sow indoors just under 1 cm deep 7-8 weeks before setting out, in January-March for cool green houses and in February-April for outdoors peppers! The best germination temperature is 22-30°C. Let the plants stand in a light airy place and after sprouting preferably at a temperature of 18°C. After getting a few real leaves the sprouts should be planted in pots. The temperature can now be lowered further. Temper the plants successively before setting out. Do not set the plants outdoors before the risk of nightly frost is over and the nightly temperature keeps above 7°C! Plant them a little deeper than they were in the pots and never allow them to dry out. Do not hurry too much with your sowing if you do not have a really good "nursery". 


30-50 cm between the plants. 50-70 cm between rows.


The fruits are sometimes harvested green but are not fully ripe until they turn red or yellow, orange and brown for some sorts. The plants get new fruits as long as they are harvested. Hot Peppers (Chillies) can also be harvested unripe, but develop their taste more as they ripen. Sun and heat are also important to get really potent chillies.  


100-150 seeds/g, about 10 g for 1000 seedlings.
A portion contains about 15 seeds.