Shishito Sweet Pepper Seeds, Capsicum annum Asian Vegetable
Shishito sweet pepper Seeds,sweet Wrinkled Old Man Pepper , Japanese Heirloom,
known as kkwari-gochu in Korea ,Excellent for tempura, yakitori, and sautéed.Shishito sweet pepper is a long-time favorite variety in Japanese markets. Shiny green fruits are crisp and thin, about 3" x 1" in size and 7 grams in weight. The mildly flavored flesh is very good for tempura and chicken shihi kebab. The plant grows very well in greenhouse and open field. Very productive, setting abundant number of fruits.
Very productive dwarf japanese variety yielding dozens of wrinkled hot peppers. Shishito is a japanese frying pepper with medium heat, also used to flavor tempuras and other meals. Also known as Sweet Wrinkled Old Man. Early, ripen quite fast.
Very thin walls, easy to dry. Well branched plants, about 35 cm high.
Shishito peppers are popular in Japan where they are used in stir-fry, yakatori and tempura. They are mildly hot; slightly more than a bell pepper and less than a chili pepper. The skins are thin and have a pretty crinkled surface. 3-4" long. 60 days.
Culinary tips: Excellent for tempura, yakitori, and sautÃ©ed. High in vitamins A and C.
The compact nature of the pepper plant makes it well-suited to container growing. Growing the peppers in a pot also gives you more control over the soil and nutrients, and helps keep the roots warmer than they may be when planted in the ground.
Mix equal parts potting soil, compost, perlite and sphagnum moss. Fill a 12-inch pot 3/4 full with the mixture. The pot should have adequate drainage. Start seeds two months before the planting season. Sow seeds on the surface and cover with a sprinkling of soil. Cover the seeds with plastic and keep them in a south-facing window. Mist the soil to keep it moist.
Plant seedlings in time to put them out after the last frost. When planting seedlings, place the plant in the center of the pot and cover the roots with soil. Water thoroughly and add more soil if necessary.
Place the potted pepper in full sun. Set a small tomato cage -- 2 to 3 feet high -- over the pot to support the plant as it grows. Water the pepper daily if necessary to keep the soil moist.
Fertilize every two weeks with half-strength liquid tomato fertilizer beginning when blooms appear.
Harvest the peppers as soon as they ripen to keep the plant producing. Once the pepper turns dark orange or red it is ripe. Cut the pepper from the plant just above the fruit. Peppers left on the plant too long will develop a hotter flavor.
Overwinter the plants for the next year. In the fall when the leaves begin to drop, cut the plant back to 3 or 4 inches above the soil line. Place the container in a cool, dark room and leave it until the spring, after frost danger has passed.
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