Hot Pepper, Shishito
My personal favorite! Shishito is a fantastic Japanese sweet pepper that get is name (Lion / chili pepper) from the lion headed shaped tip. They really shine when the green peppers are grilled with a little salt and oil. They are particularly famous for being so prolific and you can be harvesting handfuls and handfuls all summer long. Bring a bushel to your next BBQ for a sure fire hit!
Hot Pepper: As group of veggies with tons and tons of variety, there is a pepper for everyone out there. Hot pepper’s heat come from a chemical they produce called capsaicin. Even when they turn out to be too spicy to eat, I love to use the peppers to make a hot oil that can deter pests like squirrels.
Growing Tips: Hot peppers love sun and heat! They do great all summer long in a greenhouse as well as in the garden. Give peppers plenty of fertility and at least 12 inches between plants.