Red Perilla Seeds/Shiso,Red leaf, Purple Mint, Asian Vegetable

$ 2.95
SKU P17735S
Red Shiso Seed (Red Perilla) beefsteak leaf, beefsteak plant, purple mint
full sun tolerant, partial shade
dry-average, well-drained soil
uses in garden: great in containers, cut foliage, drought tolerant, fragrant
use in salads and soups, sushi

Asian vegetable names...
China: gee so, zi su
Japan: aka jiso, aka shiso, oba
Korea: dulketip, kkaennip, kkaennip namul, tulkkae
Vietnam: rau tia to, tia to

Sml Packet-100 Seeds
Packet: 500 seeds
5 Grams- Approx 3,500 Seeds
1 oz Approximately 19,600 seeds
Spicy Oriental favorite.
Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. Choose from red- or green-leaved varieties. 80-85 days to harvest.
What is shiso?
Shisos one of the most commonly used herbs in Japanese cooking, and the best one to grow if you have any interest in Japanese food. Its an annual plant. The botanical name is Perilla frutescens var. crispa.
Shiso is a common oriental herb, also known as Beefsteak Plant. It has a very distinct and spicy, cinnamon/clove and somewhat citrusy flavor. Often used in sushi, as a fragrant garnish and in salad mixes. Its fully grown leaves make wonderful and flavorful wraps in place of ordinary lettuce.
Rich in minerals and vitamins, Shiso is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is thought to help preserve and sterilize other foods making it a perfect companion to sushi. The small flower spikes are tasty and can be used to accompany soups or salads.

Sowing Instructions

Preferred seeding method: direct sow after last frost in well-drained soil. Days to germination: 7-21 days. Sow 1-2 seeds per inch and thin to 6″-12″ apart. Tamp seeds gently into place but do not cover as the seed needs light to germinate. Keep moist until germination. 80-85 days to harvest.
To keep the plants healthy and nicely shaped, pinch off stem tips frequently. Shiso needs at least five hours of direct sun. They often re-seed themselves.
To harvest: Leaves can be picked all during the growing season. The smaller leaves will be the most tender. Seeds can be saved for planting the next year. Simply shake the seeds from the seed head into a paper bag in late summer or early fall. Store in airtight container in a cool, dry place.
To dry: Dry leaves as you would any other herb – gather in bunches and dry on a rack where there is plenty of air circulation or dry stems on racks in the microwave. Store dried leaves in airtight containers.

Materials: Garden,seeds,backyard,container,Shiso,Beefsteak Plant,Wild Basil,Wild Red Basil,Chinese Basil,Summer Coleus,Wild Coleus,Purple Mint

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