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Perilla Purple

  Perilla PurpleScientific Name: Perilla frutescens
Common Name:  Purple Perilla
Other Common Names:
Aka Shiso, Ao Shiso, Beefsteakplant, Ji Soo, Kuei Jen, Nd, Pai Su, Perilla, Purple Perilla, Shiso, Tsu Su
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map):
Germination: Easy. Best to sow in fall and winter. One of the few annuals that has to be exposed to cold or cold treated to germinate very well.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Uses: Culinary
Notes: Best variety for pickling. Chill seeds 3 days at 40 degrees F.

PERILLA FRUTESCENS. Decorative green foliage reminiscent of coleus. Cinnamon-scented leaves are popular in Japan for flavoring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura. Also used to give scarlet colour to pickled plums and preserved ginger. Before sowing, chill sees at 5C (40F) for 3 days in moist sand. Purple (Akashisho) Purplish red leaves; preferred for pickling.

Price: $1.95/pkt

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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