Purple Perilla
Perilla frutescens
Uses: Culinary/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Akashisho) Decorative green foliage reminiscent of coleus. Cinnamon-scented leaves are popular in Japan for flavouring raw fish, bean curd, pickles and tempura. Also used to give scarlet colour to pickled plums and preserved ginger. Before sowing, chill sees at 5°C (40°F) for 3 days in moist sand. Purplish red leaves; preferred variety for pickling.
  P4474-200 Plants   SOLD OUT $3.50/ea
Currency: United States Dollar

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