Fushimi sweet pepper, Fushimi togarashi, is one of the Kyo-yasai, traditional vegetables,in Kyoto, Japan. This sweet Japanese pepper is thin-walled and glossy bright green. The fruits are slender, tapered and grow to 6" in length. It is very easy to grow, produces good quality and prolific harvests.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 50-75 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 96,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 65 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Fertilize as needed. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Great appetizer. Toss peppers in bowl and coat lightly with oil and salt - then to a hot frying pan. Delicious grilled. Good for tempura, salads, pickling and sautéing.