Shiso - Perilla

    Perilla crispa/frutescens
belongs to the Labiate family with small light-violet flowers in corymbs. It is an Asian annual, about 50 cm tall bush (100 cm in green houses) with green serrated leaves or slightly fringed and deep violet red in the red variant. This is a common plant in all of Asia. It is grown as an aromatic kitchen-, herb-, medicinal- and garnish plant. The leaves have a special taste resembling curry and are used fresh or dried in soups, salads, preserves, tempura etc. Seeds and inflorescences are used too.

SOWING: Sow about 0,5 cm deep in April. The slow to germinate seeds, usually sprout better after 3 weeks in a refrigerator sown in light soil. Keep 25-30 cm between the plants!

SEEDS: 1200 seeds/g.
Green Shiso-Perilla
 Is a common shiso of marked taste. A portion contains about 400 seeds.

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Britton
Is a new beautiful and vigorous variant of green shiso with larger leaves, light-green on top and wine-red under. One portion has about 400 seeds.

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Red Shiso/Perilla
This dark-wine-red variant is very beautiful but doesn’t have the same pure spicy taste as the green one. A portion contains about 400 seeds.

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