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Shishito Pepper

Shishito Pepper

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Capsicum annm   Approximately 25 seeds per pack. Germination ~ 95% Packed for 2023

Blistered Shishitos have really made a name for themselves in recent years. Flash-fried in a hot pan and served with or without dipping sauce, they've become an incredibly popular appetizer at restaurants of all kinds. But their roots are planted firmly in Japan, where they were popular long before reaching the US.

The name "Shishito" means "Lion Pepper." Fiercely flavored with a stable temperament, Shishitos are indeed lion-like. Even the plants look a bit leonine, with their heavy harvests of green peppers hanging like a giant shaggy mane. Though shishitos are starting to show up on supermarket shelves (and they're a darling of farmers market growers — often the first vegetable to run out each week), it's much easier to simply grow your own!

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