Shishito pepper

Capsicum annuum var. grossum

  • Shishito pepper
  • Shishito pepper
  • Flower name
    Shishito pepper
  • Scientific name
    Capsicum annuum var. grossum
  • Alias獅子唐辛子, 獅子唐, シシトウガラシ, Shishitōgarashi
  • Place of originCentral and South America
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Shishito pepper

Shishito peppers ( scientific name: Capsicum annuum var. grossum) are a horticultural vegetable native to Central and South America and belong to the genus Capsicum in the family Solanaceae. It is properly called lion's chili pepper. It is the unripe fruit of a chili pepper and is not very hot. They are small edible peppers with white or light yellow flowers and green fruits. It can be eaten in tempura or grilled.

Generic name: Shishito pepper , scientific name: Capsicum annuum var. grossum, flower color: yellow, fruit color: green, uses: Edible vegetables

Common name: Shishitōgarashi, scientific name: Capsicum annuum var. grossum, also known as Shishitōgarashi,flower color: yellow, fruit color: green, use: edible vegetable.


  • Eye
    Solanales
  • Family
    Solanaceae
  • Genus
    Capsicum
  • Species
    C. annuum var. angulosum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeVegetables
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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