Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Common Name: Shishito Pepper, Hot Pepper
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Spring
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Culinary Use
Fertilize: Once a month
Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Width: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
General Information: These 3 to 5-in. (8 to 13-cm) peppers carry a mild heat when young and add up Scovilles as they mature.Milder than a jalapeño pepper, but let you know you got some heat.
Days to harvest: 67Fruit size: 3 to 5 in. (8 to 13 cm)Heat Indicator: 1 flameGaining the ranks of culinary excellence, Shishito peppers are on menus and at farmers markets across the nation. These 3 to 5-in. (8 to 13-cm) peppers top out at about 200 Scovilles, making them more mild than a jalapeño pepper, but letting you know you got some heat.