100 Purple & Green Shiso Seeds Japanese Basil Perilla frutescens Herb

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100 Purple & Green Shiso Seeds Japanese Basil Perilla frutescens Herb - COMB S/H

You get 50 Green Shiso and 50 Purple/Red Shiso Seeds

Shiso also known as Perilla or Beefsteak plant is a nice addition to the herb garden. At one to three feet tall and only about one foot wide its complicated flavor could become a new favorite without needing too much space. It can also be grown as a microgreen.

Distinct flavor and aroma. Used in Asian cooking, sushi and salad mix. Also known as perilla.

The flavor is somewhere between mint and basil with hints of anise and cinnamon. It can be used as a sushi wrap, as a garnish or in a fruit or green salad. The purple shiso is used in pickling to add a violet hue. Whether you choose the green or purple, this is a plant that lends itself to culinary creativity. Non-GMO. Full maturity in 60-85 Days. Microgreen harvest between 16 to 22 Days.

GROWING INFO BELOW

Start indoors in early spring (mid-March on the coast), or direct sow outdoors in late spring, once night time temperatures are steadily above 8°C (45°F).

Starting
If starting indoors, use equal parts sterilized seed starting mix to perlite. Mix well and add to seed trays with domes. Use bottom heat from a Seedling Heat Mat to maintain a soil temperature of 20°C (70°F). Seeds should germinate in 7 to 14 days. Be careful not to over-water, particularly once seeds have germinated, as the seedlings are prone to damping off. Remove the dome at germination, but maintain bottom heat until seedlings are large enough to pot on into larger containers.

Alternatively, direct sow outdoors into well-drained garden soil. Seeds should germinate in 14 to 20 days.

Growing
Shiso does best in full sun to partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. Allow transplants to become established, and then grow as you would basil — pinch growing tips regularly to produce bushier plants with more leaves. Water regularly, more so in hot weather. If growing in containers, mix equal parts potting soil and composted fine bark. Orchid bark works well.



All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.

NOTE: ALL GROWING INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON ITEM PAGE.

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