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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: Approx 15
A Shishito pepper Dragon Roll is 8-13cm long and scores around 200 on the Scoville’s scale making it milder than the Jalapeno.
The preferred chilli in Japanese cuisine for its mild heat and sweet smoky flavour. Harvest the chillies when green before they turn to red.
Shishito peppers are a sweet East Asian variety of Capsicum annuum.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.