Shishitos!

alynne68July 2, 2014

This was the saddest plant I got this year. Didn't think I would get any fruits. Just moved it because of an impending storm. Look!

Alison

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Chad5(6)

That's a beautiful plant, I'm gonna try growing one next season.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 8:12PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Shishitos are very prolific. Mine have lots of smaller pods right now.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 2:53AM
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kathy9norcal

I sauted up a big bowl of them tonight--yum. Very tasty with seasoned sea salt! My older plant is loaded with them but they only get to an inch and a half. My younger plant looks like yours with only a few Shishitos but they are more like 2 inches long.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 2:32AM
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cynjrana

I have 4 of them, I can't keep up with the harvest.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 2:22PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

They also make good pickles like peppeoncinis.

And, they are worthwhile to grow. Asian makets sell them over $6 /lb. Most sweet peppers are sold around $1.50/lb.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 4:33PM
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stoneys_fatali(9b Duarte,Ca.)

I'd like to grow these next season. Where can I buy seeds?

Stoney

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 7:53PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Stoney,
I will hopefully save some seeds/ripe pods. I can send you some then.
seysonn

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 11:14PM
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2ajsmama

Just posted on Oriental pepper thread - I was offered some shishito seeds by my sister's Japanese FIL. Are they hot or mild?

Shape looks like some "mystery peppers" that I had in my garden 2011, I saved seeds (though probably crossed with something else since I didn't bag) and am growing them again this year, but mine were 6 inches or longer.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 10:03AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

ajsmama,
If your peppers were 6" or longer then probably not Shishito.
Shishitos are similar in size ( 2-4" mostly)and appearance (wrinkly) to pepperoncini, but have no heat. They are used as green, though left a little longer will turn red.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:20AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

here is a picture of some pepperoncini, to compare to Shishito pictured above. I am growing both.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:25AM
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sdambr(7b)

I have a similar pepper plant growing. I bought it at a Korean market. The plant was called twist peppers. They look and taste just like shishitos. Does anyone know if they are the same. I have read they are and they aren't. I am really not sure. they are delicious. Had 2 hot ones out of 15. The rest were sweet. I have let one pepper grow on plant to mature and save seeds. Fully grown about 5 inches.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 11:53PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

sdambr,
They are shishitos, if they look like the ones in the picture that I posted, above. They are also labeled as Japanese peppers. Sometime as Korean peppers. That is where I got my seeds from. Once I bought a pack, with few turning red. I let them fully ripen on the counter and got the seeds.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 2:59AM
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sdambr(7b)

That's what I thought, but at site evergreenseeds they list them separately and the description says twist pepper is hybrid of shishito? That is where the confusion began.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 4:06AM
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kentishman

I thought that Shishito is a hybrid, so will the seeds produce pods that are really Shishito?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 4:46PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I don't know if shishito is hybrid or not. But I am growing from seeds taken from store bought and they are fruiting the same thing.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:01PM
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sdambr(7b)

Seyson, peppers look the same. :o)

Here is my plant, labeled twist pepper. Looks just like shishito. I think one and the same. I did not think shishito was a hybrid. But, I don't have the knowledge to say for sure.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:08PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

sdambr : It is hard to see any difference in the picture. I will take pics of mine to compare.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:01PM
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