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Perilla (Shiso) Seeds Perilla frutescens

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  • Annual; Grows up to 24 Inches Tall
  • Uses: Culinary, Ornamental
  • USDA Zones 3-10

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Herbs - Plant Perilla Seeds

Also known as Japanese Perilla or Shiso, this common culinary herb features attractive reddish purple leaves and a flavor that has been likened to a blend of coriander, cinnamon and citrus. Sometimes called Red Mint, the culinary uses of this powerhouse herb are almost endless--from salads, to sushi to pickling!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Perilla (Shiso) Seeds
    Botanical Name:Perilla frutescens var. crispa
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Heirloom, Culinary, Outdoor
    Days to Maturity:80-85 Days
    Plant Spacing:6-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    Direct sow in late winter/late spring or late summer/autumn.

    Indoor sow by surface sowing the seeds in pots or rays and do not cover – just tamp into soil.  Perilla seeds need light to germinate.  Water from beneath as not to wash away seeds and cover with plastic.  Indoor sow Perilla seeds 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost in your zone.

    Cold stratify seeds – Perilla seeds need cold weather to break down germination inhibitors.  Either place newly sown pots or flats in the refrigerator for 1-3 months or place them outside against a north wall and leave them there until the spring.  Keep soil moist.  You can also place seeds in a bag and store in a refrigerator if not to be planted soon.

    Germination takes 7-14 days depending on the light and soil temperatures.  Seedlings can be thinned to transplanted when they have several sets of mature leaves.

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