Shishito Sweet Wrinkled Old Man Pepper Plant - 4" Pot - 獅子唐辛子 Shishitōgarashi

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Shishito Sweet Wrinkled Old Man Pepper: Very productive, small plants will bear loads of wrinkled peppers. Medium heat. Very thin walls (1-2 mm), easy to dry. Japanese variety used for frying. Also known as Sweet Wrinkled Old Man. Quite early. HOT PEPPERS: When Wilbur Scoville first devised a means to test the heat of peppers, his hottest entry then came in at 20,000 units. Habanero and Thai chilies can go as high as 60,000. Compare that to the sweet bell pepper at zero. When hot peppers are consumed, capsaicinoids bind with pain receptors in the mouth and throat that are responsible for sensing heat. Once activated by the capsaicinoids, these receptors send a message to the brain that the person has consumed something hot. The brain responds to the burning sensation by raising the heart rate, increasing perspiration and release of endorphins. Hot peppers should be eaten with caution!
  • Small plants will bear loads of wrinkled peppers
  • Very productive
  • Mildly hot
  • Japanese variety used for frying
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