Shiso

$3.48

A sharply flavoured staple in Asian cuisine that belongs to the mint family. Leaves are wrapped around sushi, or added to soups, rice, and tempura. Flower buds and sprouts are used as a garnish. The seed pods or berries can be preserved like a spice.

Available only as seed. 
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Description

Botanical name
Perilla frutescens var. crispa

Family
Labiatae

Spacing
61 cm (24″) apart. Grows to 40-100 cm (16-39″) tall

Depth
Plant seeds 13 mm (½”) deep

Requirements
Full sun to partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil.

Germination
Seeds will sprout outside in 14-20 days

Pests
Mint rust, powdery mildew, leaf spot

Timing
Start indoors in early spring, or direct sow outdoors in late spring, once night time temperatures are steadily above 8°C (45°F).

Growing
Water regularly. Pinch growing tips for bushier plants with more leaves.

Harvest
Pick leaves throughout the summer; harvest the flowering tops in late summer. As autumn approaches, harvest the seeds for planting next spring.

Season
Warm. Perennial, but grown here as an annual.