Shiso Perilla Red – Item #1935


Milder in flavor than green Shiso, this culinary herb combines the flavors of parsley, cilantro and basil. Traditionally used for making pickled plums (umeboshi).

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Additional information

Weight .20 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/8″ (3mm)

Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)

Row Space: 12″ (30cm)

Sprouts In: 7-21 days

Plant in late spring when soil has warmed to at least 45˚F. Start transplants indoors four weeks before last frost. Shiso prefers full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Water regularly, especially in hot weather. Soak seeds overnight in warm water to improve germination.

Pick leaves as needed. Both flowers and leaves are edible.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens

Matures In: 85 days

Type: annual