Korean Perilla (Shiso) Seeds

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Korean Perilla or Shiso (Perilla frutescens var crispa), also called "Kkaennip" or "Gaennip," is a beautiful Korean specialty ingredient, the leaves are bright green on top and light purple underneath. It has a incredible flavor that tastes like a combination of basil, mint, and clove. Perilla is commonly used in many countries in Asia for culinary purposes, notable in Korean as a pickled kimchee-like side, marinated side, stuffed and fried dish, a salad for meat, or as a wrap. Korean Perilla is a very attractive plant for the garden and attracts butterflies. Perilla leaves are also rich in vitamins A, C, and riboflavin.

Species Korean Perilla, Kkaennip
Plant Size 2-3 feet tall

Days to Germinate

7-21

Days to Harvest

80

Germination Rate

90%

Test Date

6/21

Lifespan

Annual; Perennial in Zones 9-11
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2021

 

Planting Instructions:

Broadcast in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature soil.  Cover with a thin soil layer in full sun to light shade. Thin seedlings to 8-12 inches apart.

Within-Row Spacing 8-12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 2 feet