Herbs Shiso Red Shiso

Red Shiso

Seed

Product ID: 937

Versatile Asian culinary herb.

Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red Shiso colors radish pickles and umeboshi plums. Also known as perilla.

• Edible Flowers: The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin. Avg. 24,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/2 Ounce

$12.55
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1 Ounce

$21.80
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1/4 Pound

$57.65
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1 Pound

$193.95
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Additional Information

For best germination, seed should be stored in freezer until planted.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days.

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Store seed in the freezer for best germination. Sow in spring after the last frost, 1-2 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Sow seeds shallowly or cover lightly, as light is required for germination. Can grow somewhat thickly, or thin to 6-12" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Shiso grows well in medium to rich, sandy soils.

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-30".

PLANT SPACING: 6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested for fresh use once the plants have become established.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Perilla frutescens
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
80 - 85 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Salad Mix Component Edible Flowers