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Kaori Ao Oba Shiso (Perilla) (100 seeds) (HB258) $3.00

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Kaori Ao Oba Shiso (Perilla)

         
 
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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.

Can be toxic to cattle and other livestock, especially horses

 
Kaori Ao Oba Shiso (Perilla)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ogrodniczka
Location:
Phelps County, MO, United States
Date:
August 22, 2019
          5.0
 
My newest exotic herb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, easily reseeds.

What are the cons? Reseeding may be a problem.

Review:

I grew perilla/shiso from seed last year and transplanted it to a small raised bed separated from other plants. It grew well. I picked leaves for use in salads with other greens, added some to soups and made a rather exotic pesto. I let it flower which attracted all sorts of flying insects. I let it go to seed. It seemed to winter over with no problem in south-central Mo. This year it came up not only in the garden bed but all around it. I weeded out the sprouts and used them in Spring time salads, quiches and slaws. I continue to pick leaves for use in cooking and again made some pesto. The taste to me seems like a combination of basil, licorice and menthol/mint. The pesto I made used about 2 cups of packed leaves, about 1/4-1/3 c. peanuts, 1 garlic clove (or more if you wish),1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you wish to substitute), enough sesame seed oil to liquify in the blender, salt and pepper to taste. I've only used fresh leaves. I haven't tried drying them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Yaya
Location:
Sunrise Beach, MO, United States
Date:
June 12, 2019
          5.0
 
Multiple uses
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? the many uses for the plant

What are the cons? the invasiveness of it

Review:

While I love this plant for multiple reasons, it can be used for cooking and herbal medicine, it does tend to be invasive, so plant it in a container and keep an area around it clear so you can catch the seeds before they drop if you don't want it coming back up in the same place next year. I love to saute the leaves with onion, mushrooms and bacon, I have also used them as a replacement for grape leaves in a couple of recipes and layered it like spinach in quiche and lasagna. I have even made a pesto for dipping bread out of it as well as used it like I would in making turnip or mustard greens.. I have also dried the leaves to make tinctures for the following:

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dawn
Location:
Knoxville, TN, United States
Date:
July 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Easy to grow
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow

What are the cons? None.

Review:

Grew great in my garden. I love how it smells and tastes great. I use it in stir fry, to make pickled and kimchi perilla leaves.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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