Vegetables Microgreens Slow Growing Varieties Shiso, Britton

Shiso, Britton

Micro Green Seed

Product ID: 2943M

Purple, ruffled leaves. Mild licorice flavor.

Silvery leaves with purple undersides. Garnish desserts with micro shiso for a unique color combination and subtle licorice flavor, or balance the heat in spicy Thai dishes with a refreshing twist. Avg. 135,400 seeds/lb.

Details

Size
Price
 
Quantity
Availability

1 Ounce

$15.50
In Stock

1/4 Pound

$36.95
Backordered until Jan 19, 2018

1 Pound

$129.55
Backordered until Jan 19, 2018

5 Pounds

$608.15
Backordered until Jan 19, 2018

25 Pounds

$2,888.50
Backordered until Jan 19, 2018
Add to Wishlist

Additional Information

CULTURE: Grow in a greenhouse or protected area. Follow the germination guidelines for the specific variety being grown. However, you can generally be successful by following the guidelines for Brassica family members: grow on potting mix or soilless medium of your choice in shallow trays or 20-row flats. Broadcast seed thickly on the media surface with seeds 1/8- 1/4" apart, press seeds firmly into media for maximum soil contact, and cover lightly with sowing mix, vermiculite, or humidity dome. Microgreens can be germinated on heat mats, in germination chambers, or on greenhouse benches or floors.

WATERING:
Bottom water or mist to prevent sowing mix from splashing on the seedlings. Maintain even moisture and do not allow sowing medium to dry out.

TEMPERATURE:
Ideal soil temperature is 75°F (24°C) until germination, then reduced to 60°F (16°C). Optimal ambient temperatures are variety-specific, but 65–75°F/18–24C° is generally a favorable range. Temperatures above 75° can increase disease pressure and inhibit germination.

LIGHTING:
Consider supplemental lighting in any environment where natural light is insufficient, such as in a greenhouse during the short days of winter.

FERTILIZER:
For media that hold some fertility, such as potting mix, plain water is usually best. Watering with a dilute fertilizer solution is appropriate for media with no inherent nutrient value, or for slow-growing species that might exhaust fertility before reaching harvest stage. If fertilizing, incorporate fertilizer into the sowing mix before sowing, or use a bottom watering system for liquid applications to avoid residue on the leaves.

DAYS TO MATURITY:
Varies depending on the variety, growing conditions, and desired size at harvest. Fast-growing varieties are typically ready for harvest in 10-15 days while slow-growing varieties are ready in 16-25 days.

DISEASES:
Because they are planted so densely, microgreens can be prone to disorders, such as damping off, associated with poor air circulation and saturated media. Ensure air movement with horizontal airflow fans, use clean media and water sources, and use appropriate seeding density.

HARVEST:
Once cotyledons have fully developed, or once the first true leaves begin to emerge, depending upon your market. Typically, microgreens are harvested at 1/2-2" in height. Cut with scissors or a sharp knife and minimize handling to reduce damage.

STORAGE:
Shelf life ranges from 5-10 days under proper storage conditions. Microgreens must be washed before serving.

Johnny's is committed to your success, every step of the way.

We want you, our customer, to be 100% satisfied with all of our seeds, tools, and supplies. 

If anything you purchase from us proves unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price.

Quick Facts

Latin Name
Perilla frutescens
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
16 - 25 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Product Features
Micro Mix Component Micro Mix Component
A mixture of greens harvested at the seedling stage. Eaten fresh as a salad ingredient.
Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.
Hydroponic Performer Micro Mix Component