Red Shiso Herb Seed

Product ID:937

Red Shiso Herb Seed

Product ID:937

Versatile Asian culinary herb.

Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in Asian cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red shiso adds brilliant color to 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.

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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Perilla frutescens

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