Shiso Herb Seeds

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Native to Asia, shiso (Perilla frutescens) is a culinary herb widely used in Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese fare. The beautiful leaves and flowers are both edible, with a minty, basil-like flavor and hints of cumin, clove, and citrus. Red shiso is best known for coloring pickles and umeboshi. Green and bi-colored shisos are generally more tender, with a delicate, refreshing quality that is best enjoyed fresh.


Asia IP Shiso Seeds are a new flat-leaf green type.

Asia IP 200 Open Pollinated Seeds

$3.96

Asia IP Shiso Seeds are a new flat-leaf green type. Leaves are similar to Britton type in shape and size, but are medium green with pink tinge on undersides. Stronger flavor than standard green shiso with uniform, full habit.  Harvest in about 100 days. 


Britton Shiso Herb

Britton Shiso Herb 200 Open Pollinated Seeds

$3.96

Eye-catching green leaves with red undersides. Good salad mix item, or use larger leaves as sushi wraps or garnishes. Larger leaf and plant than our Red and Green Shisos. Mild mint/basil aroma.  Also good for ornamental use. Leaves show best color contrast when grown in temperatures below 85º. Also known as Perilla.  Harvest in about 85 days.


Green Shiso is a spicy Oriental favorite. Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin.

Green Shiso 200 Open Pollinated Seeds

$3.96

Green Shiso is a spicy Oriental favorite. Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red Shiso colors radish pickles and "umeboshi" plums.  Shiso is a member of the mint family, and has been used in Asian remedies for centuries. It is traditionally used as a natural remedy in China, Japan, India and Vietnam.  Harvest in about 80 days.


Red Shiso

Red Shiso 200 Open Pollinated Seeds

$3.96

Red Shiso is also a spicy Oriental favorite. Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red Shiso colors radish pickles and "umeboshi" plums. Choose from red- or green-leaved varieties. The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin. Also known as perilla. This is not the one grown in the wild. Harvest in about 80 days.


SPECIAL NOTE: THESE HAVE TO BE PUT IN THE FREEZER FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE PLANTING. Spicy Oriental favorite. Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. Red Shiso colors radish pickles and "umeboshi" plums. Choose from red- or green-leaved varieties. The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin. Also known as perilla. This is not the one that is grown in the wild.


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