Kaori Ao Oba Shiso (Perilla)

74% of 100

Perennial. A lovely green-leafed Shiso from Japan. In Eastern medicine, Shiso is seen almost as a cure-all. The leaves are used fresh, salted, pickled, and dried in a variety of dishes, but especially rice. The seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can also be used fresh or dried. Perilla makes a good companion near tomatoes, but is best just outside of the vegetable garden. Bees and butterflies love the tiny flowers that appear on the plants in late summer and early fall, but it readily self-seeds.

    • 6-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 7-21 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 65-70 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/8"
    • Plant Spacing: 6-12"
    • Frost Hardy: No
    • Perilla frutescens

Growing Tips: Thrives in heat. May be sown in place in long-summer areas, or started indoors and set out after last-frost date of spring. Remove flower buds promptly to prolong harvest. CAUTION: Can be toxic to cattle and other livestock.

Availability: Out of stock
Minimum Seed Count: 100
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