Shiso, Purple (Perilla frutescens), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Hardy to Zones 10 to 12
(Pai-zu-tzu, Perilla) Tropical perennial grown as a temperate annual, native to India and cultivated extensively in China and Japan. Traditional uses: in sushi, used to counteract seafood poisoning and to treat symptoms of gastric distress. Also used in combination with umeboshi plums, both for its carminative effects and as a coloring agent. Plant prefers partial shade to full sun, rich soil and regular watering. Short-lived seed supplied only from the current season. Sow in spring, in pots in the greenhouse or directly in a prepared bed in the garden. Germ in about 11 days and grows rapidly. Thin or transplant to 2 feet apart.
20 seeds/pkt., certified organically grown