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Classification C. annuum
Type chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape long
Fruit size medium
Heat level sweet
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 0
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Japan
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Shishito - ripe fruit. 2013-10-03.


Mid-early, small thin-walled glossy and wrinkled peppers that mature from green to brown and then to red. Fruits are 3-4" long and 1" in diameter, wavy and wrinkled, with blunt end. Some pods look like the famous Peter Pepper. Plants are compact and branching, with small leaves. High yields. Mild delicious sweet flavor which is even more enhanced when it is cooked. Very popular in Japan.

Seed source:

Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 10

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Originated in Japan.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by Jim Stevens of Decorah, Iowa (IA ST J), who bought seeds from CV Dry.
  • SSE PEPPER 175.

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