Chinese Basil, Perilla Mint (Britton)
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Chinese basil, Perilla mint
We offer three different varieties of shiso. Green shiso, which produces a bright green, thin, heart-shaped leaf, Red Shiso, a deep burgundy, shiny, and slightly curled variety, and Britton Shiso, which produces very large, matte, flat leaves that are a deep green/purple on the top, and magenta on the underside.
Days in the Nursery
5 weeks of intermittent harvesting-- 6 weeks to full harvest
Yield Per Shelf
3-6 lbs/Harvest Cycle
Pepperminty, fresh, light
After you've transplanted your seedlings to the growing shelf. Each pod should be thinned to 1 - 2 seedlings. To do this pull out the excess seedlings using a pair of tweezers or your fingers gently.
Harvest leaf by leaf. Use the larger leaves first, by trimming at the very base of the stem. These plants do not produce uniform leaves, and you may cut the largest leaves from any point on the main stalk. Never cut the main stalk!