60 to 70 days to maturity. Perilla frutescens var. crispa. Shiso Herb Seeds (Perilla) - Hojiso. Hybrid annual. Also known as beefsteak leaf, perilla is a common Asian herb. Its leaves and flowers are used for various delicious dishes. The green and purple leaves are also decorative and lovely to look at! This variety has particularly bright and vivid colors compared to other perilla varieties. It can also be pickled, used as a garnish, or as a wrap for meat or vegetables. The Hojiso variety grows well in containers, so try growing some in your kitchen window! ~ 23,300 seeds / oz.