CHILLI Shishito - 10 Seeds
Unlike some other Asian countries, Japan isn’t known for its spicy cuisine. In fact, for all its unique flavour, Japanese food has very little heat at all. And that’s sort of the story of the Shishito Chilli. This is a bright, flavorful sweet chilli with little to write home about in terms of spiciness. It makes them a ton of fun to eat, and they have grown immensely popular as a quick-to-cook appetizer or side.
A favourite old Japanese variety which produces 6-7cm long, slightly wrinkled fruits that is perfect for making tempura and other traditional recipes. The fruit is emerald green in colour, ripening to red, and mildly flavoured with just a bit of spice. It really is superb and is the standard with many chefs.
Care: Germination temperature is between 20°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
CHILLI ‘Shishito’ Scoville heat units (SHU): 50 to 200
The jalapeno reference point (SHU): 5,000
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