Red Shiso (Perilla) Herb Seeds
Shiso is an aromatic herb with a citrus flavour and hints of mint, cinnamon, cloves and licorice.
This refreshing and distinctive herb is known by other names including perilla, Japanese mint and beefsteak plant. It is a spicy Asian variety of mint. Known for adding umami flavour and freshness to dishes, particularly meat dishes.
Popular in Japanese and Korean dishes. The large, serrated leaves are used as an alternative to seaweed for wrapping sushi. Also used as a decorative lining for sushi trays.
- A popular herb variety with chefs.
- Red shiny leaves with serrated edges.
- Used in pickled dishes.
- Perennial variety.
How to Grow Shiso (Perilla)
- Space plants: 30 cm.
- Sowing depth: 1 mm.
- Germination temperature: 19 – 21°C.
- Germination time: 14 – 21 days.
- Maturity: 70 – 80 days.
- Frost intolerant.
- Annual variety.
- Plant in Spring & Autumn.
- Rich, well-drained soil.
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