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Red Shiso Seeds
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Red Shiso Seeds
Red Perilla

Adds colour and flavour to pickles, salads and even mojitos!

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From the mint family, this moreish deep purple herbs notes of coriander, basil, cinnamon, liquorice and citrus: its incomparable, complicated flavour needs to be tried to be truly appreciated. It’s hard to find this intriguing herb outside of Japan so growing your own is a very sensible and rewarding choice.

Shiso leaves contain phytoncides, an antibacterial compound which is believed help keep food fresh for longer. In the days before refrigeration, seafood was wrapped in Shiso leaves to prevent it spoiling during transport.

    • Soak seeds for up to 8 hours before sowing
    • Germinate in warm, damp, shaded soil
    • Transfer to sun and plant 30cm apart
    • Protect from frost
    • Harvest young leaves from 8 weeks onwards
    • Water the soil (not the leaves) when dry
    • Sow away from cattle and horses - it’s poisonous for them

    Delivering to US (Paying in USD) Edit

    Red Shiso Seeds*Sorry, due to phytosanitary regulations, we regret these are not available in United States.
    Red Shiso Seeds
    • 2g
    • 160 x 110 x 2mm
    • Includes 700 seeds, approx
    • Due to phytosanitary regulations, we regret these are only available for sale in the U.K
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch in the UK, contact us for showroom stock availability

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: Royal Mail tracked service - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-5 working days.
    • £7.50: DHL, FedEx, or UPS tracked service typically delivered next working day by 6pm (excluding Sat/Sun and UK Bank Holidays) for orders received before 12pm GMT Mon–Fri (excluding UK Bank Holidays).

    Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL, FedEx, or UPS, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.
    * Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.