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Perilla (Shiso) Seeds Perilla frutescens

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Packet $4.95
1 Ounce $29.95
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  • Butterfly attractor
  • Used in Korean cuisines
  • Also used for medicinal purposes

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

    How to Grow Perilla

    When to Plant Perilla Seeds

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

    Indoor sow Perilla seeds 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost in your zone.

    Where to Plant Perilla Seeds

    Plant your Perilla in well-draining but moist soil in a partially sunny to full sunny area.

    How to Plant Perilla Seeds

    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.

    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.

    How to Harvest Perilla

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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