PERILLA frutescens var. crispa 'Red Shiso'

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Organic seed PERILLA frutescens var. crispa  'Red Shiso' Portion(s) (Image Rights)

PERILLA frutescens var. crispa 'Red Shiso'

Beefsteak Plant, Red Shiso Zi-Su-Ye
Select Item No. PO267

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Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Lamiaceae
Special Features: TCM plant.
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink
Natural Flowering Period: September - October
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z11
Foliage: purple, crinkled
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.51515 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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