Shishito chilli seeds. The Shishito (C. Annuum) are a Japanese heirloom variety. The Shishito gets its name from the lobes at the tip of the chillies that resemble a Lion's "Shishi" head/laring nostrils & mouth - "to" derived from "Togarashi", meaning chilli... hence "Shishi-to". These chillies germinate and grow well with a leaning toward cooler summer temperatures. This plant is a medium to large sized plan that produces well through the season. This chilli has many cayenne type characteristics in its appearance. Pods will generally set early season and produce throughout the season. While pods to ripen from green to red, these chillies are eaten when green. And we would highly recommend this. This chilli is very similar to the Spanish Padron chilli and we would highly recommend charring these chillies on a griddle and serving them with a drizzling of oil and a sprinkling of seas salt - delicious! Flavour is very earthy and herbaceous. Heat wise, these chillies are not very hot, although one in 8 pods or so can be spicier than the norm - which does add a fun element to eating these. Really a fantastic chilli to grow and eat!
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While seeds are harvested from plants as advertised, there is a possibility that hybridization/cross polination may occur. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.