shiso / perilla
Purple-coloured (annual) beefsteak plant
Shiso-time! This traditional Japanes spice find its way in our kitchen. This pretty plant that grows up to 1m tall has purple leaves and rose flowers is an ornament of the garden and surprises with its exotic aroma. The leaves are cut shortly before serving a soup, rice or pan-fried vegetables.
Plant from middle of April in boxes at a warm location. Light-germinator, therefore do not cover the seed with soil. Prick the plant to 5x5cm. Plant out from the 20th of May to a distance of 40x40cm. For cultivation on the balcony plant in pots. Harvest young shoots continuously. Frost-protected cultivation necessary.
Sowing quantity 5 - 6 g/Are