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Japan's most commonly used sweet chilli, the Shishito is eaten green and generally fried. Whilst normally very mild, it is thought that about 1 in 10 are much hotter!

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The Shishito is a mild and sweet Japanese variety that is picked and cooked when green, but actually matures to red. Most commonly skewered and cooked over an open flame, or fried with olive oil and sea salt, little seasoning is required as these chillies have a delicious and sweet taste that is simple but very enjoyable. Due to their thin skin, they quickly char, and therefore often taste a little smoky.

Whilst generally a very mild chilli, offering only a slight warming sensation, occasionally a rogue Shishito rears it's head, and is significantly hotter.

With a tip thought to look like a lion's head (personally we don't see it!), the Shishito is a mash-up of two words: shishi for lion and togarashi for chilli pepper. Looks vaguely similar to the Friggitello and Peter Pepper, but much milder!

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SHU 500.00
Species Capsicum Annuum
Origin Japan
Germination Rate 95%
Germination Time 7 - 21 Days
Heat Level Mild Heat
Sowing Method Raise Seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Position Full Sun
Plant Life Cycle Annual
Frost Hardiness Frost Tender
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