Shiso 'Japanese Red'-EDIBLES-150 seeds-Base Chakra
Ideal sowing temp: 20-22C
Position: Sunny (needs light to germinate).
Pre-sowing: Chill seeds at 5C for 3 days in moist sand and then soak seed overnight in warm water.
Sowing: 2mm deep
Sprouting: 7-30 days.
Harvest: Use leaves as needed when large enough.
**If it gets a flower, pick off immediately or the plant will go to seed.
Annual to 80cm. Also known as perilla, red shiso, beefsteak plant, and summer coleus. Aromatic Japanese herb that tastes like a cross between mint and basil. Used in traditional Chinese medicine.
May be used for salads and garnishes, for flavouring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura. Also used in rice dishes, sashimi, and as a sushi wrap.
Please note: This item is seeds only, NOT live plants! Quarantine restrictions prohibit us selling or shipping this item to WA, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, or Internationally.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.