Red Shiso Seeds
Perilla frutescens var. crispa
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.
Delivered in 2-4 working days
Want to send this as a gift? Add a handwritten gift note at checkout.
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
when to harvest
About Red Shiso
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|
|Pot Size||50 cm|
|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.|
Delivered within 2-5 working days via our standard delivery
For standard delivery, we’ll work with our delivery partners to ensure you receive your delivery within 2-5 working days.
You can also send this item the next day, just place the order before 11 am and we'll get it sent out the same day to arrive the following day.
Want to send this as a gift? We can include a handwritten note, just add what you'd like to write at checkout.
If you’re worried about your delivery or have any other questions please get in touch at [email protected] and one of our team will come back to you as soon as we can.
For more information on our shipping services, have a look at our FAQs.