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Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

Shiso (Perilla frutescens)
Shiso (Perilla frutescens) #0 Shiso (Perilla frutescens) #1
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Item number
PER01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
200
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
melissa creticamentha perilloidesocimum frutescensperilla frutescens
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Description

Shiso is a Japanese herb used in Sushi. The slightly cinnamon scented leaves taste best raw. The oil won from Shiso (yegoma) was traditionally used to waterproof umbrellas and for paints and printing inks.

200 Perilla frutescens seeds

Growing instructions

Perilla frutescens may well be considered a classical window sill culinary herb. Shiso needs light to germinate and should therefore only be lightly pressed into the soil. When they are started indoors, they need a short cold stratification in the freezer, to simulate the winter season. Sow outdoors either in late fall or early spring, before the last frost. Choose nutrient-rich and well-drained soil and keep sufficiently moist, but avoid waterlogging. Perilla thrives in the sun and in partial shade.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Lamiaceae
Plant height approx.:
30–50 cm
Flower colour:
PinkRed
Flowering period :
OctoberSeptember
Location:
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Annual
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilFebruaryMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
FebruaryOctoberSeptember
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
grüne schwarznesseljapanische kresseshiso–kresse

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