Shiso, Green – seed packet – $2.99 – Sold Out
Related tags: Insectary plant, Mint Family
(Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Annual in the Mint Family native to SE Asia and/or the Chinese & Indian highlands. Foliage toothy-leafed, crinkled, aromatic with faintly tinted purplish-red undersides. To 24” tall. Not commonly known in the U.S.A., but much favored in Japanese cuisine. Unique flavor can only be described as “like Shiso”.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions:
A Summer crop. Cultivate like Basil: Sow in flats inside or in a hoophouse or greenhouse around the time of the last frost. Transplant out when plants have at least two sets of true leaves. Or direct-seed when soil has warmed. Space 18-24″ apart in sun or grow in pots. Rich soil and regular watering. Pinch tips to make plant bushy & use trimmings in the kitchen as you go.
Contains at least 100 seeds.