Shishimai® is similar to the Italian friggitelli, small sweet green chili pepper to eat in one bite. They are the ideal side dish for meat-based recipes and in Japan they are an indispensable ingredient for fried foods (Tempura) and Yakitori (delicious chicken skewers).

How it is grown


“The name shishi (lion in Japanese) derives from the shape of the tip of the pepper which is not pointed as the traditional friggitelli, but resembles a snapdragon.”


They are perfect as snack grilled or stir-fried with a pinch of salt served with a good beer.

Growing tips

After transplanting the plant will bear fruit after 65-75 days. A good trick that allows you to have a better production is the topping of some apexes, this will cause a greater development of the plant and products spread over time.
It loves the heat, the perfect temperatures for flowering oscillate between 22 ° and 30 ° degrees.

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Since 1817 production and sale of vegetable, flower and lawn seeds, fruit and ornamental plants, bulbs, tools and fertilizers. Mail order sales through catalog and website and direct sales in the Garden Center in Milan. The mission of Ingegnoli brothers is to spread the passion for greenery, with a constant search for the best quality, respecting nature towards the maximum satisfaction of its customers, thus becoming one of the best known companies in the sector both in Italy and in the abroad.

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Our garden plants, healthier and easier to grow, are the right choice for both the garden and the balcony. An assortment of over 600 vegetable plants completes the Orto Mio offer.
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