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This unique and little known pepper comes from Yamakoshi-Mushigame region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. This pepper has a spicy pungency to it that, like a shishitou pepper, can be hit and miss in its spiciness.
Small 1.5-3cm (5/8-1 1/4") chili pepper that is rated at about 30,000-50,000 Scoville Units. Shima means island and tougarashi means chili pepper in Japanese. These peppers are from Japan's southern most islands of Okinawa.
The standard Days to Maturity is, at best, a guess given that weather and the gardener’s own cultural practices vary greatly. I find the following classification to be more informative:
Early less than 65 days Midseason 65〜80 days Late 80+ days
Baby Aji Amarillo
These peppers are smaller version (5 - 7.5 cm, 2 - 3”) of the famous Peruvian pepper- Aji Amarillo. Aji Amarillo is central to Peruvian cuisine were it is made into a paste. Peppers turn a deep orange colour when fully ripe but can also be used at the pale lime green stage, too. 50,000 Scoville Units
Min. 25 seeds
Mike Stefancsik shared with me his Hungarian family heirloom pepper. I only grow a few peppers but was surprised that a plant that grew to less than a foot (30 cm) was able to produce such long peppers- 2 3/4” (7 cm). The fruit weigh on average 1/4 oz. (8 g). I am not sure of the Scoville Unit but these are very hot.