Shiso (Perilla) - Purple - Microgreens Seeds


8-12 days. Shiso, also known as Perilla or Beefsteak plant, is a nice addition to the herb garden. The flavor of this is somewhere between mint and basil with hints of anise and cinnamon.

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Shiso (Perilla) - Purple - Microgreens Seeds 

Growing Directions:

Prepare your growth medium, whether it be soil or a hydroponic growth mat, by getting it sufficiently moist. Spread seeds evenly across the surface of the growth medium. The denser you sow the seeds, the thicker your crop will turn out. However, be wary of over-seeding, which can lead to to the seeds becoming overcrowded, leading to crop failure.

After seeds are sown, cover for about four days to allow seeds to germinate, and then uncover seeds and place under a grow light or in a place in your home that gets a lot of sunshine (rotate crop if next to a window to prevent "bending" in the microgreens). Continue to water when needed for up to a week and half. By then, you should have a bounty of little greens to incorporate into your meals.

For more detailed instructions on growing, as well as some troubleshooting and tips, please visit our Soil Growing Directions page or our Hydroponic Growing Directions page


Shiso has been used as an herbal remedy in Japan for hundreds of years. It's anti-inflammatory properties can be used to treat eczema, arthritis and asthma.

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

Seeds per Package:

  • 0.25 oz - Approximately 6,500 seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 26,000 seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 104,000 seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 416,000 seeds

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