Shiso Perilla Green – Item #1936


Primarily used to wrap sushi, shiso leaves smell like lemon balm. Flavor is a combination of parsley, cilantro, and cumin, with a hint of cinnamon. Add to salads, or sprinkle on cucumber and fish. Also called Japanese basil or mint.

SKU: 00000291 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
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 65°F. Shiso prefers full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Or start indoors four weeks before last frost. 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 frutscens var. crispa

Matures In: 85 days

Type: annual