Red Perilla Shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Organic Non-Gmo - Herb

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Red Perilla Shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Organic Non-Gmo - Herb

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Description:
Organic Red Shiso, scientifically known as Perilla frutescens var. crispa, is a vibrant herbaceous plant renowned for its aromatic leaves and culinary versatility. The foliage showcases a rich red hue, adding a visually appealing touch to gardens and culinary dishes alike. Recognized for its distinctive flavor profile, a fusion of minty, basil, and anise notes, Red Shiso enhances various culinary creations. Beyond its culinary applications, this plant also holds therapeutic properties that have been valued in traditional medicine.

Healing Properties:
Red Shiso is celebrated for its potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Rich in essential oils, vitamins, and minerals, the leaves are believed to contribute to overall well-being. Some traditional uses include supporting respiratory health, alleviating digestive discomfort, and promoting relaxation.

Germination Information:
- Germination Temperature: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
- Germination Time: 7-14 days
- Soil Type: Well-draining, nutrient-rich soil
- Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch (6 mm)
- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Germination Rate:
The germination rate for organic Red Shiso seeds is typically high, ranging from 80% to 90%. Ensuring optimal conditions, such as consistent moisture and appropriate temperatures, will contribute to successful germination.

Growing Information:

  • Seed Sowing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Plant seeds in seed trays or individual pots filled with a quality seed-starting mix.
  • Germination: Keep the soil consistently moist until seedlings emerge. Maintain a warm environment during germination for optimal results.
  • Transplanting: Once seedlings have developed a pair of true leaves, transplant them into larger containers or directly into well-prepared garden soil.
  • Outdoor Planting: Red Shiso thrives in well-drained soil with good sunlight. Space plants according to their mature size, typically 12-18 inches apart.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogged conditions. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.
  • Fertilization: Use a balanced organic fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy foliage development.
  • Harvesting: Harvest leaves as needed once the plant reaches a mature size. Regular harvesting can encourage bushier growth.
  • Pruning: Prune the plant to promote bushiness and prevent it from becoming too leggy.
  • Seed count: 1/2 gr