Red Shiso | Herb Seed
$3.85 – $174.00 AUD excl gst
Versatile Asian culinary herb
Distinct cinnamon/clove flavour and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in Asian cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red shiso adds brilliant colour to radish pickles and umeboshi plums. 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 flavor has hints of clove and cumin
Avg. 25,500 seeds/30g
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.