Ohba Ao Shiso
Perilla frutescens var crispa
Ohba Ao Shiso
Ohba Ao Shiso is a traditional Japanese herb, dento yasai, this refreshing aromatic has green FLAT leaves. Also known as Beefsteak plant. The plant has a bush growth habit. It is also grown as sprouts or microgreens. As the plant matures, pinch off leaves for use. This promotes branching and leaf production.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 1000-1500 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. 60-70 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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 and prefers full sun to light shade. For best germination, seed should be stored at 41°F until planted.
||Broadcast for microgreens"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Aromatic leaves are used as a sushi wrap, in tempura and salad mix. Often used garnish with sashimi. Dried leaves are crushed and sprinkled over rice (furikake) or made into tea. Stalks with tiny flowers are served as an edible garnish. Fresh seeds are edible and have the same aroma and flavor.