VEGETABLE PERILLA – SHISO BI-COLOUR

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A popular Japanese herb, the variety produces leaves green on top and rich ruby red underneath.  The  variety has slightly larger leaves and a minty-basil scent.

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VEGETABLE PERILLA SHISO BI-COLOUR

VEGETABLE PERILLA SHISO BI-COLOUR. A popular Japanese herb, the variety produces leaves green on top and rich ruby red underneath.  The  variety has slightly larger leaves and a minty-basil scent. Please note you may get up to 5% reverting to a single coloured plant.

Cultivation Advice VEGETABLE PERILLA SHISO BI-COLOUR

  • Sow thinly in trays undercover from early Apr through to mid-summer, lightly covering the seed and keeping out of direct sunlight until germinated..
  • The growing medium should be free draining as the seed can rot if too wet.  Early sowings will need additional warmth provided.
  • Germination 14-28 days at 70F.
  • Transplant when large enough to handle and gradually acclimatise outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.  Best planted out in full sun in free draining soil.
  • Harvest leave when young and tender.  Both the flowers and subsequent seeds are also edible.