Britton Shiso | Herb Seed
$3.85 – $136.00 AUD excl gst
Eye-catching green leaves with red undersides
Good salad mix item, or use larger leaves as sushi wraps or garnishes. Larger leaf and plant than our ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ shiso. Mild mint/basil aroma. Also good for ornamental use. Leaves show best colour contrast when grown in temperatures below 29ºC. Also known as perilla
• Edible Flowers: The flowers are a flavourful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavour has hints of clove and cumin.
Avg. 9,000 seeds/30g Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Store seed in the freezer for best germination. Sow in spring after the last frost, 1-2 seeds per inch, in rows 45cm apart. Sow seeds shallowly or cover lightly, as light is required for germination. Can grow somewhat thickly, or thin to 15-30cm apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Shiso grows well in medium to rich, sandy soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: 45-60cm.
PLANT SPACING: 15-30cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested for fresh use once the plants have become established.
Latin Name: Perilla frutescens
Days To Maturity: 80 – 85 Days
Life Cycle: Annual
Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated