This Vietnamese perilla has smaller leaves and a stronger, aromatic flavor than Japanese perilla. The topside of the leaf is deep green and the underside deep red-purple. Often also grown as an ornamental accent in the garden. Traditionally cooked with seafood.
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 barely cover with soil. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plant is heat tolerant prefers full sun to light shade.
For best germination, seed should be stored at 41°F until planted.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.