Shishito Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
25 – 200

Shishito peppers are small, bright green, wrinkled peppers that are usually very mildly spicy and even a bit sweet, but occasionally a Shishito pepper can have a surprising kick! The peppers average about 50 to 200 Scoville Heat Units, which puts them just slightly above Bell peppers. Taking a small bite of the pepper first to check for spiciness is the best way to ensure this delicious variety is family-friendly. 

The most popular way to prepare Shishito peppers is to fry them in oil and sprinkle them with salt. Blistering Shishito peppers are not just a delicious appetizer to order at a restaurant, they’re actually very easy to make at home. Sprinkled with flakey salt, Shishito peppers have become a popular restaurant appetizer that is both healthy and savory. Shishitos are very similar to Padron peppers, which can be prepared the same way.

The Shishito pepper is very easy to grow, and the plants can actually produce year round in certain growing regions.

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  • 4
    Good pepper but....

    Posted by Shanna on 7th Jan 2023

    I ate shishitos one time at a restaurant and ended up sh*tting my pants the next day. They are delicious and healthy though.

  • 5
    Healthy, I'm satisfied!

    Posted by Henry Erdtmann on 11th Jan 2021

    Nearly all of my seeds sprouted. I'm satisfied!

  • 5
    recently purchased, they're great!

    Posted by Walter S. on 17th May 2018

    Very happy with my purchase from Tyler Farms! I got a discount because I ordered over $25 worth of seeds. Make sure you use the coupon code if you order a lot of seeds!

  • 5
    quality product

    Posted by jack on 17th May 2018

    I found these guys through their pictures on Instagram and decided to put in an order. I am fairly new to peppers so I didn’t know what to expect but my seeds are thriving after only a month or so being planted.

  • 5
    the perfect pepper

    Posted by ricardo on 11th May 2018

    healthy, not very spicy, and delicious flavor make this the best pepper for the average pepper fan. not to mention the plants are loaded with peppers. grow your own shishito peppers and you will be happy for along time.

  • 5
    Worth it

    Posted by Ben Lowell on 18th Apr 2018

    Thanks so much for the seeds. I cannot wait to grow my shishito peppers and roast them this fall.
    I got a very high germ. rate.

  • 5
    underrated !

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018

    These peppers are the best. Some are medium heat, but most are mildly delicious.

  • 5
    Everything arrived safe and is sprouting

    Posted by Brenda on 10th Nov 2017

    I gave these seeds as a gift to my granddaughter and she has planted them with great success already. She always orders the roasted Shishito peppers when we go out to eat so I thought I'd get her seeds so she can grow them all the time. She said they were really easy to grow. Thank you Tyler Farms. Maybe I'll order more "gifts" from you in the future. ;)

  • 5

    Posted by Ryan, Head Chef at Pam's Kitchen on 1st Aug 2017

    We've been ordering our seeds from Tyler Farms for several years now and have never been disappointed. The seeds are fresh upon arrival and we've never had problems germinating them. The pepper plants we grow from these seeds produce the fresh Shishito peppers that wind up on our menu.