Red Shiso Seeds

£3.00
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Needs Some Love
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Direct Sunlight
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Hardy Perennial
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Grow Your Own

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plant benefit
Needs Some Love
plant benefit
Direct Sunlight
plant benefit
Hardy Perennial
plant benefit
Grow Your Own

ornamental herb seeds with an indescribable flavour

Likened to basil, people find it hard to define the flavour. Popular in Japan and all over Asia it is a perfect addition to your curated herb garden. 

why it's special:

  • Great served with raw fish, seafood and pickles
  • Grow as a micro-green for strongly flavoured goodness
  • Fast to grow and thrives in garden containers

when to sow

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when to harvest

Plant size

60 cm
45 cm
conditions

Position

Full sun.
soil conditions

Soil

Well drained soil.
urban growing

Support

Little watering.
Free draining soil.

Our Top Tip

Try growing as a micro green for compact goodness and strong flavour.

About red shisho

Perilla frutescens var. crispa, also known by its Japanese name shiso, is a cultigen of Perilla frutescens, a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to the mountainous regions of China and India, but is now found worldwide.

In The Records

Shiso was originally grown for lamp oil. Seeds were crushed to make the oil, the practice died out due to the expense. The plant had a resurgence when it was discovered to be an asset both in the kitchen and the medicine cabinet.
Features Perfect for pots, garden herbs, unusual variety and likes sunlight
Locations Containers and garden beds
Effort Level Needs some love
Botanical Name Perilla frutescens var. crispa
Other Names Japanese or Chinese Basil, Purple Mint.
Plant Type Biennial
Pot Size 50 cm
Pet/Baby Safe
Number of Seeds 300
Sowing Tips Surface sow 2-3 seeds per hole on firm, damp soil and pat down. Pop a newspaper sheet over the lot and keep in the shade to germinate.
Delivery times 
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