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Korean Perilla

Perilla frutescens var crispa


Korean Perilla
Seed #260
This large leaf perilla is a Korean specialty. The leaves are two-toned— bright green on top and light purple underneath. They have a unique flavor that tastes somewhere between mint and basil and are often used as a wrap for sushi and cooked food. Excellent as a microgreen for salads/garnish. Plants grow vigorously and show best color in warm temperatures.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 1750-1950 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 70 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow by broadcasting seeds in spring/summer after last frost, in a warm, sunny location. Or sow using the info in the chart. Seeds need light to germinate so cover with a thin soil layer. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant is heat tolerant, likes full sun to light shade.
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68-75F 1/4-1/2" Broadcast" 8-12" 18-24"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use as a wrap for meats, sushi, salad, tempura or as an edible garnish. Leaves are also pickled and eaten during winter.
 
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