How did Shishito peppers become so popular? Why are they spicy? Why are they called "Shishitos"? Are they the same as Padrons?
Shishitos have become very popular in the United States, and have raised a lot of questions about their origins, name, pungency, popularity, and beyond. Here is a Shishimai & Shishito pepper FAQ to offer some (certainly not all!) of the answers to questions we often receive.