Perilla frutescensRated 4/5 based on 4 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 100 seeds
- Annual 60cm
- Asian culinary herb
- Also known as Shiso
Annual herb growing to 60cm. Also known as "Shiso". Plants are bushy with decorative green foliage. Grown for it roundish serrated leaves, which have an amazing flavour; commonly used in sushi. Can also be used as a bedding plant.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring or after frost|
|Germination:||7-21 days @ 19-21°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Annual|
|Position:||Full or part sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||70 days|
(Product number: A1-10)
Seeds per gram: 665 seeds
|Botanical name:||Perilla frutescens|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||100 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||665|
Perilla- Green26 October 2020I wrote a review in October last year when I grew this for the first time. Well it grew well, we added to salads often, it tastes very distinctive. The big plus is that this year I have a carpet of seedlings coming up in the bed where I had let the Perilla flower and go to seed. So this year I have ordered Red Perilla seeds and they have germinated well.
Great germination from the seeds i received2 October 2019I was worried after reading other reviews that this would be difficult but i have much more stubborn seeds than these Perilla. As advised by the seedcollection I sowed as soon as they arrived 3/9, germinated 19/9 and I have now begun pricking out on 2/10 from 78 seedlings (more than i have space for), from a standard packet of 100 seeds. Looking forward to tasting greens later on. Maybe i will order some red Perilla too. Hard to give a star rating on taste because i have no adukt plants yet, but on viability it can have 4*
low germination. bugs in northern nsw love them!16 January 2019about 6 in the packet germinated. of these only one made it. 4 died before they got away and 1 got totally decimated by bugs. the one that survived has an amazing aroma - so hopefully I can get some seeds from it and expand my crop.
Great perilla20 July 2018Took a while to germinate but when it did, it was great!