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Shiso (Perilla Purple Zi Su) (75 seeds) (HB155) $2.50

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Shiso (Perilla Purple Zi Su)

         
 
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(Perilla frutescens) A beautiful and delicious plant that is very popular in Asia. The purple-red leaves are used to color and flavor vinegar and to make beautiful pink rice. They are great in salads; flavor is a mix of basil and mint.
 
Shiso (Perilla Purple Zi Su)
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Moza
Location:
Fulton, MO, United States
Date:
June 30, 2018
          4.0
 
Spicy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very colorful

What are the cons? Really Spicy!

Review:

Happy I tried this. It is very spicy though, kind of peppery even, which may be a plus or minus depending on what you like. It seems to be growing well enough and hasn't bolted so far. Getting enough of it now to put in salads.It's so colorful I am sure it is full of healthy vitamins. Now if I can just get used to the taste.Haven't tried it to color rice but I will soon, seems like a good possibility.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caresse
Location:
Akron, OH, United States
Date:
January 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful herb
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started 2 plants from seed. Planted in my garden, made wonderful herb salt with them. Now I get to enjoy this unique flavor all year long. Beautiful dark purple foliage and flowers. It reseed the following year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr.Snow
Location:
Hartshorne, OK, United States
Date:
December 19, 2017
          5.0
 
Versatile
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Amazingly useful

What are the cons? ^,....,^

Review:

I used it in stir fry, it really worked well sliced into thin strips. I used it to make color changing drinks, that surprised the child. I used it a a floral 'green' that was pretty amazing. Soak it in water for a couple of hours first. Water the night before. It was great to take photos with. The best part is that it smothered out the grass. I hate grass as it is the worst weed ever.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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78 out of 80 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
heather
Location:
lansing area, MI, United States
Date:
December 20, 2015
          5.0
 
stratify seeds before planting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? reseeds easily

What are the cons? reseeds easily

Review:

For what it's worth, I experienced germination failure with shiso seeds several times until I read something indicating that the seeds need to be refrigerated (not frozen) for at least a week before planting. Pop that seed packet in your fridge for a week or two, sprinkle the seeds on the ground, and you'll have shiso for life as it very readily reseeds. Also, purple shiso is very strong-tasting; in Japan it's largely used for making umeboshi (pickled plums) and shibazuke (eggplant pickle). Green shiso, a different variety, is much more forgiving, and great with cucumbers, or tofu, or in sushi. Or on rice. Or...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Phil
Location:
West Plains, MO
Date:
January 11, 2015
          4.0
 
Fun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pretty, large

What are the cons? Flavor is odd, will self sow

Review:

We started seeds indoors 3 years ago, and we grew maybe 6 plants to full maturation. At the end of the season, we pulled them and tossed on top of our compost pile. Now we get volunteers every year! They are easy to remove if they appear in an undesired place. Flavor-wise, they were interesting, and worked well in small amounts in salads, but I really lost interest in eating it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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