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Aka Hon Chirimen Shiso (Perilla) (30 seeds) (HB257) $3.00
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Aka Hon Chirimen Shiso (Perilla)

         
 
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This stunning perilla was found in Japan where it is not only grown for the seed oil, but the red colored varieties are popular for dying radishes, ginger, and pickled pink garlic called Shiso Katsuo Ninniku. It is also what gives Japanese Ume vinegar its bright red color. In addition, red perilla makes an amazingly sturdy and breathtaking border plant. One of the most attactive red plants we know! A must for pickles, perfect for salads and sushi. Easy to grow and produces super fast.

Can be toxic to cattle and other livestock, especially horses

 
Aka Hon Chirimen Shiso (Perilla)
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AB
Location:
Palmer, AK, United States
Date:
September 11, 2018
          5.0
 
beautiful different from pic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? beauty, taste

What are the cons? slow to get going

Review:

This took a while to germinate but did well once it was up and going. I'm unsure whether it was due to the cooler summer or longer daylight hours, but mine is only faintly purple, more of a soft green with a light purple blush over the leaves and stems. Still very pretty but nothing like the deep purple pictured on the website. As promised, it is a beautiful herb and adds a nice zip to salads and soups. Even if you don't want to eat it, it is worth growing for its beauty. Would be absolutely lovely in a border planting

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenny
Location:
Tiger, GA, United States
Date:
April 26, 2018
          1.0
 
dont plant in the south
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? tremendously invasive in the s

Review:

this becomes a noxious weed in GA, so plant accordingly. Can be toxic to livestock as mentioned, and spreads all over pastures. I am fighting it constantly and I never planted it. Don't know where it came from. Live kudzu

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

37 out of 37 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Effie
Location:
Syracuse, NY, United States
Date:
December 25, 2017
          5.0
 
Self seeding in Upstate NY
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow and self seeding

What are the cons? Favored by chickens!

Review:

We grew this variety in a purple and green mix several years back. It grew well the first year and to my suprise it self seeded and returned again and again for the next 4 years. This year the chickens got to it and I am wondering if any made it to seed, so will be buying again. We liked it mixed into salads and herb blens added a nice spice to both. Will continue to find a place for this in my garden for the forseeable future.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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