Shiso Perilla Green and Red HEIRLOOM Seeds

Shiso Perilla Green and Red HEIRLOOM Seeds

Perilla frutescens

Item #5048

Annual. An absolute must for herb gardens! Also called Japanese basil, shiso’s incredible flavor can be described as a combination of cinnamon and clove with overtones of cumin. A beautiful bedding plant, and excellent for containers.This packet provides 75% green shiso, and 25% red.

This packet plants five 10 foot rows.



Annual

Full Sun

18” tall

Days to Emerge:
5-15 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of
5 seeds
every 12”

Row Spacing:
12”-18”

Thinning:
When 1” tall,
thin to 1
every 12”


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when temperatures are warm.

When to start inside: 4 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Harvest leaves any time after plant is a few inches tall, but before it flowers. Once plant flowers, the leaves drop.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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