Jeok Ssam Ip Shiso Seed Packet
Jeok Ssam Ip Shiso
Kitazawa Seed Co.
Approx 550-600 seeds per packet
days to maturity: 80 - 85 Days
plant spacing: 1-3 plants per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: it can spread throughout your garden so best to keep it from going to seed
harvest notes: harvest whole branches 6” down
Also known as Japanese basil, perilla and beefsteak, shiso has a unique aromatic fragrance and pairs well with everything from fried foods to lean sushi, and dishes with robust flavor. Shiso is a member of the mint family and has large teardrop-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Have you ever had sushi that was accompanied by a fresh green leaf? Perhaps you assumed it was a garnish, like parsley, and didn’t touch it. Next time, take a piece of sashimi and wrap it around the shiso leaf and eat it - it’s quite delicious. Shiso is also very easy to grow in a container and loves having a sunny location. There are many varieties of shiso available but we have seen this one do better than many of the other large leafed varieties in our humid climate, as they flower later in their life.