The Shishito chilli originates from Japan and is commonly used as an appetizer where it’s deep fried or grilled. Although it has very little heat, it’s a great chilli to snack on with a bit of salt and garlic fried in a hot pan – just make sure you pop a couple of holes in the pods to stop them from exploding when cooking. The odd Shishito chilli may have some heat, so just beware when eating a handful. They can be eaten red or green.
Species: Capsicum Annum
Colour: Pods ripen from green to red
Flavour: Little to no heat. Peppery with some citrus.
Heat Level: 1/10
Scoville Heat Units: 200
Take the hassle out of germinating seeds
Having a hard time germinating seeds or want to take the hassle out of growing from seed and get a head start come Spring time?
Our seedlings have been germinated by us under controlled conditions earlier on in the year so they’re ready come Spring. They will come with a minimum of 4 leaves, typically as pictured.
Seedlings have not been topped, as we leave this up to you. If you are unsure what topping is, please have a look at this video on YouTube. and check out our frequently asked questions.
We’ve germinated from seeds we’ve harvested from our own plants, however pods have been open pollinated (albeit indoors). Although unlikely, pod variations may exist.
Plants will come in a 100mm peat pot, with a minimum of 8 mature leaves, typically as pictured without any chillies, unless noted otherwise in the description and title of the listing.
Photos of chillies are for illustrative purposes only to show the type and characteristics of the variety.
The peat pot is 100% biodegradable. This means you don’t have to disturb the root system by removing the plant from the peat pot. Instead you can put the peat pot straight into the ground or into a larger pot, and the roots will continue to grow through the peat as if it wasn’t there.
If you’ve never grown chillies before or gifting this to someone who may not have a green thumb, we send our comprehensive Guide to Growing Chillies with all our plant and seedling orders. You will receive a link to download our Grow Guide in your order completed email. If you have not received the email, check your spam/junk mail or promotional folders (if using Gmail). If you’re still missing the email, feel free to contact us here.
You can also check out our frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions.
Due to Covid-19, Australia post is no longer guaranteeing next day delivery for express post parcels.
Orders which include plants, seedlings or fresh chillies are shipped express for a flat free Australia Wide. We choose the fastest shipping method at the time of order, and use a combination of Australia Post Express or Sendle Couriers, depending on location.
Handling time is currently 2 business days for orders outside Sydney Metro.
Orders outside of Sydney Metro are despatched Monday to Wednesday to give your order the best chance of arriving before the weekend.
Orders received Tuesday to Sunday are despatched Monday.
Orders received Monday are despatched Tuesday.
Sydney Metro orders are despatched Monday to Thursday.
Plants can only be sent to states in Australia not listed under Quarantine restrictions here.
If for any reason there is a delay in shipping your plants, you will be notified as soon as possible.
Pick up is available in Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 for all plants, fresh and dried chilli. If pick up is selected during checkout, you will be sent an email with the pick up details following your confirmed order. If fresh chillies are ordered and we have not received a reply within 2 business days for when the order will be collected, your order will be cancelled and refunded. Given the nature of fresh chillies, all orders must be collected within 5 days.
We do not offer International shipping.
Chilli plants prefer tropical weather, and typically the best time to plant is in Spring. You will need to determine (based on the climate in your area) when the best time to plant is to avoid damaging or potentially killing the plant if there’s a frost risk.
Our plants require hardening, which means getting them used to the full strength of the sun by increasing their exposure over a 1 week period. Exposing them to full sun straight away may burn the leaves (they turn white and crisp) and stunt growth.
Please be extremely careful when handling chillies from this plant. Anything at or above the Scoville scale of a habanero (300,000 SHU) can cause severe pain if handled incorrectly. Keep out of reach of children. Handle ripe pods with gloves to avoid accidently squeezing the chilli and releasing it’s oils onto your skin. Do not consume on an empty stomach.
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