Perilla - Perilla frutescens
Perilla - Perilla frutescens
Perilla - Perilla frutescens
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Perilla - Perilla frutescens

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  • Perilla frutescens, commonly called perilla or Korean perilla, is a species of Perilla in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is an annual plant native to Southeast Asia and Indian highlands, and is traditionally grown in the Korean peninsula, southern China, Japan and India as a crop. An edible plant, perilla is a very attractive plant for the garden and attracts butterflies. It is an aromatic plant with a strong minty smell. Various perilla varieties are traditionally used by local people, the leaves are used as a vegetable and the seeds supply nutritious cooking oil. A variety of this plant, P. frutescens var. crispa or "shiso", is widely grown and is one of the most popular garnishes in Japan, used as an antidote for fish and crab meat allergy or as a food colorant.

    We're growing two varieties this year from seed:

    'BRITTON'

    Eye-catching green leaves with red undersides.

    Good salad mix item, or use larger leaves as sushi wraps or garnishes. Larger leaf and plant than regular 'Red' and 'Green' shiso. Mild mint/basil aroma. Also good for ornamental use. Leaves show best color contrast when grown in temperatures below 85ºF/29ºC. 

    'ASIA IP'

     

    Flat-leaf green type.

    Leaves are similar to Britton type in shape and size, but are medium green with pink tinge on undersides. Stronger flavor than standard green shiso with uniform, full habit.


    • Edible Flowers - The flowers are a flavorful addition to salads and Asian dishes. Pairs well with fish, rice, noodles, and cucumbers. The minty, basil-like flavor has hints of clove and cumin.

The Aerospring System

• 1 x 75 litre hexagonal water reservoir with lid and access port cover

• 
1 x 12V/23W water pump with two spare impellers, metal shaft and rubber fittings

• 1 x Smart WiFi Timer plug

• 
1m food-grade pump hose with quick-connect fittings 

• 
Hexagonal sections (‘Hexmodules’) : 12 for Pro, 9 for Standard and 3 for Mini

• 
Threaded pipes (‘Hexpipes’) : 12 for Pro, 9 for Standard and 3 for Mini

• 
1 x hexagonal shower lid,  
1 x hexagonal shower lid cover

• 75mm white grow pots 
(36 for Pro, 27 for Standard, 9 for Mini)

•  AOK36 Grodan rockwool cubes (28/36/9 cubes)

•  
2 x 1l ‘Hexgrow’ mineral nutrient solution (Base compounds from Germany)

•  300ml measuring cup

•  Assembly Manual


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