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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
Min. 25 seeds
Black Beach Pepper
In Japanese, Hama means beach, kuro - black, pii - pimento (pepper). One stands out most with this Japanese open pollinated pepper is, of course, the amazing black colour. These shiny black peppers average around 50 g (1 3/4 oz.) with very unique indentions like a kagura mask.