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Perilla Green (Green Shiso) Herb SEEDS

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Green Shiso(Perilla Green) Herb Seeds.

Green Shiso is a Hardy Annual and is a great addition to your herb garden, to add an oriental twist to your salads. Also known as Beefsteak plant or Chinese Basil, it has lime-green leaves which are crinkled, the whole plant has a spicy scent and is an attractive foliage plant in its own right.  It is native of Japan and as such features in Japanese cuisine it is related to mint and is reminiscent of mint but warmer/spicier.

Herb Usage

The leaves have a ginger-like flavour and can be added raw to salads. Or add to a stir-fry.

Growing Instructions

Start off indoors from March to June, sow onto the surface of a well-drained damp seed compost and cover lightly with compost or vermiculite. Protect from light until germination takes place then allow light. Harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed in May/June. Likes a sunny position in rich well-drained soil. Water only when dry avoid water getting onto the foliage. can be grown as a micro herb.

Buy Green Shiso Seeds Online

Our Green Shiso Seeds are generally available to buy online all-year-round.

Perilla Green (Green Shiso) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Well-drained soil
Flower Colour None
Height 90cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Perilla Green
Hardiness RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy
Culinary Salads
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Attractive Foliage
Type of Garden Herb