Shiso (green), plant

$7.70 incl. GST

Usually Available: May to October
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Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens GREEN
Pot Size: 50mm tube

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Shiso plant, Perilla frutescens, is also know as Japanese Basil and Green Perilla. Aromatic green leave used as flavouring for fish, tofu, tempura and pickles. The seeds are a source of edible oil. A folk remedy to aid the diaphragm, clear the intestines and regulate vital energy. An anti-oxidant. Will grow well in a container. Shiso plant is native to south east Asia and prefers moist well drained soils in a sunny or semi-shaded position. Drought and frost tender. An annual plant that readily self seeds.