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Perilla - Green Shiso [Perilla frutescens]

Perilla - Green Shiso [Perilla frutescens]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The perilla, also known as green shiso, is an annual vegetable, spice, oil and medicinal plant from East Asia. The versatile, heat-loving species is found wild on moist fallow land. The exotic herb from the Far East has a special fresh taste and aroma that is reminiscent of a mixture between cumin and mint. The plant's growth is upright and forms green, tapered leaves that are suitable for raw consumption and are used in soups, pesto and sushi. The oil obtained from the seeds is used in natural medicine, has a water-repellent effect and was previously used for making soap or for paints and ink. The herb is indispensable in Japanese cuisine.

General information

Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 70 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium eater
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, loamy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 14-28 days
Plant and row spacing: 25x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: Mustard, Asian mustard cabbage

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly from April to September or pre-cultivate in small pots from March to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly from May to June or pre-cultivate in small pots from April to June.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible shiso leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Shiso prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with a permeable, nutrient-rich, humus-rich loamy soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The aromatic substances in the leaves reduce once the flowers form. Pot culture possible. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Regularly removing the shoot tips promotes bushy growth. Evenly moist soils are necessary for stable growth. If there is severe drought, additional watering is necessary. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 5-6 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Perilla frutescens, Mentha perilloides
English names: Green Shiso, Perilla
German names: Grünblättrige Perilla, Shiso, Sesamblatt, Perillakraut
Portuguese names: Shisô verde
Spanish names: Shiso verde
French names: Périlla verte

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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