Shiso - Green Perilla Shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Organic Non-GMO - Herb

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Shiso - Green Perilla Shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Organic Non-GMO - Herb

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Green Perilla Shiso herb with vibrant green leaves, offering a unique flavor profile combining minty, basil, and anise notes. Beyond its culinary versatility, Green Shiso is valued for its therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, contributing to overall well-being.

Healing Properties:
Green Shiso is celebrated for 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 Green Shiso seeds is typically high, ranging from 80% to 90%. Maintaining optimal conditions, such as consistent moisture and appropriate temperatures, ensures successful germination.

Growing Information:

  • Seed Sowing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost using quality seed-starting mix.
  • Germination: Keep soil consistently moist until seedlings emerge. Maintain a warm environment for optimal results.
  • Transplanting: Move seedlings to larger containers or directly into well-prepared garden soil once they develop a pair of true leaves.
  • Outdoor Planting: Green Shiso thrives in well-drained soil with good sunlight. Space plants 12-18 inches apart.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, avoiding waterlogged conditions. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.
  • Fertilization: Use balanced organic fertilizer during the growing season for healthy foliage development.
  • Harvesting: Harvest leaves as needed once the plant matures. Regular harvesting promotes bushier growth.
  • Pruning: Prune the plant to encourage bushiness and prevent legginess.
  • Seed Count: 1/2 gr