Shishito peppers are an East Asian variety. They are grown mostly for roasting / sauteing while still green.
On the whole, this variety is classified as a sweet/mild pepper. However, occasionally and without warning a fairly spicy pod will show up. Shishito lovers embrace this characteristic, and would expect nothing less.
Plants average 2 foot tall, do exceedingly well in containers and are extremely prolific.
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Mild
FRUIT COLOR: Light Green > Red
SCOVILLE HU: 0 - 500