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Shiso Purple

NZ $3.95 NZ $2.37

Description

A basic culinary herb with both the leaves and seeds used in Japan for making Tempura. Shiso has also proved very popular for salads not only for its nutty like taste.  Pinch out the flower spikes as they develop to encourage foliage on bushier plants. It is important that seed is stratified, chilling at 5ºC in moist sand for 7 days and then needs light to germinate. Plants are frost tender.

Matures 80 days from direct sowing.

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Perilla frutescens

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
18-23 7-21 30cm-icon 30cm Cooler Temps 1.2.3 250 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Asian Cuisine-icon Asian Cuisine

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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