Shiso Seeds (Perilla) - Green
The flavor is somewhere between Mint and Basil with hints of Anise and Cinnamon. It can be used as a sushi wrap, as a garnish or in a fruit or green salad. The purple Shiso is used in pickling to add a violet hue. Whether you choose the green or purple, this is a plant that lends itself to culinary creativity. Non-GMO.
Days to Maturity: Annual, 60-70
Hardiness Zone: 10-11
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 10-12”
Growth Habit: Upright/bush
Soil Preference: Rich, moist, and well-drained
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
Color: Green or red/purple depending on variety, lavender flowers
Flavor: Varies from mint to ginger, cinnamon, citrus
- 1 g - Approximately 210 Seeds
- .25 oz - Approximately 1,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 28,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 112,000 Seeds
Shiso prefers full sun and grows best in moist, rich soil. Although a warm weather lover, it will do well in partial shade. Sow seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost date. Germination takes up to 2 weeks. Plant outside when young plants have 4 to 6 true leaves. Growing shiso is often compared to basil in terms of growing. Pinch tips for a bushy plant and remove flowers to delay the end of its life cycle.
Once plants are established, harvest leaves for fresh use as needed. The uses of shiso are numerous because of its unique zesty flavor. Add to salads, Asian dishes or use in sushi. Try as a substitute for basil in pesto. Incorporate into brew tea for added zing! The red/purple variety can be used to color pickling brine and the unopened flower spikes can be fried, and is often used to make dyes.
- Shiso Seeds - Green - 0.25 Oz - Perilla frutescens - AKA: Perilla, Beefsteak Plant
- Non-GMO - Open Pollinated - High Germination Rate
- Seeds For: Herb Gardening, Microgreens
- Days to Plant Maturity: 60-85 -- Annual -- USDA Hardiness Zone: Annual Crop Not Intended To Overwinter
- Mountain Valley Seed Company Brand - Premium Quality Seeds
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