Shiso, seed

$3.85$22.00 incl. GST

Seed Count: 100 / packet
Germination Difficulty: moderate
Botanical Name: Perilla frutescens “Green”
Seed / Gram: ~ 500 / gram

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Shiso, Perilla frutescens, is also known as Green Perilla and Beefsteak Plant. Shizo is a flavouring in Japanese dishes. Used in a marinade to tenderise meat. 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. Shizo 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.

This selection is green on green – both sides of the leaf are green.