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Britton Bi-Color, Shiso

Original price $3.75 - Original price $3.75
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$3.75 - $3.75
Current price $3.75
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Pkt Size-Approx. Seeds: 0.7g ~200+ Seeds

Shiso, Britton Bi-Color (Perilla frutescens) Eye-catching Bi-Color 'Britton' Shiso green leaves with red undersides. A good salad mix item or larger leaves can be used as sushi wraps or garnishes. Giant leaves and plants than the other shisos. Leaves show the best color contrast when grown in temperatures below 85ºF/29ºC. The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. It pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin.

Pkt Size/Approx, Seeds
0.7g ~200+ Seeds

•USA-grown Seeds
•Square Foot Garden Spacing2
•USDA Zones: 1-11

Shiso, also known as Perilla or Beefsteak plant, is an excellent addition to the herb garden. At one to three feet tall and only about one foot wide, its complex flavor could become a new favorite without taking up much space. The leaves, rich in calcium and iron, are used for seasoning, coloring, pickling, and garnishing. Shiso leaves can be used whole or cut into strips. Use the flower buds by collecting the seeds to sprinkle on salad and rice at the end of the season. It can also be grown as a microgreen. The flavor is somewhere between Mint and Basil, with hints of Anise and Cinnamon. Red perilla leaves are often wrapped around sushi or served with "sashimi" as a garnish. They are added to soups, tempura, or dried and sprinkled over rice, as a garnish, or in a fruit or green salad. Non-GMO. Full maturity in 60-85 Days. Microgreen harvest between 16 to 22 Day

Cold stratify seeds – Perilla seeds need cold weather to break down germination inhibitors. You can place newly sown pots or flats in the refrigerator for 1-3 months, place them outside against a north wall, and leave them there until spring. Keep soil moist. You can also place seeds in a bag and store them in a refrigerator if not planted soon.