Shiso, Purple (Perilla frutescens), packet of 20 seeds, organic


Family: Lamiaceae

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

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