Shiso Bi-Color 'Britton' Seeds (Perilla) Heirloom Medicinal Herb Non GMO
Eye-catching Bi-Color Shiso green leaves with red undersides.
Good salad mix item or use larger leaves as sushi wraps or garnishes. Larger leaf and plant than the other shisos. Leaves show the best color contrast when grown in temperatures below 85ºF/29ºC. The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin.
Shiso, also known as Perilla or Beefsteak plant is a nice addition to the herb garden. At one to three feet tall and only about one foot wide its complicated flavor could become a new favorite without needing too much space. The leaves, which are rich in calcium and iron, are used for seasoning, coloring, pickling, and garnishing. Shiso leaves can be used the whole or cut into strips. Use the flower buds by collecting the seeds at the end of the season to sprinkle on salad and rice. It can also be grown as a microgreen. The flavor is somewhere between Mint and Basil with hints of Anise and Cinnamon. Red perilla leaves are often wrapped around sushi or served with "sashimi" as a garnish. They also are added to soups, tempura, or dried and sprinkled over rice, as a garnish or in a fruit or green salad. Non-GMO. Full maturity in 60-85 Days. Microgreen harvest between 16 to 22 Day
Cold stratify seeds – Perilla seeds need cold weather to break down germination inhibitors. You can 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 them in a refrigerator if not to be planted soon.
0.02 g / 200 Seeds