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The Shiso Perilla Red (Akashiso), 'Perella frutescens 'crispa', is an intoxicating flavorful herb that should be as popular as basil or cilantro and it also is an attractive bedding plant. The incredible flavor has been described as curry-like and a combination of cumin, cilantro and parsley with a hint of cinnamon. Red Shiso Perilla have green leaves that resemble parsley except they have sharply serrated edges. Red Shiso is also commonly called Japanese basil/mint. The flavor is milder than Green Shiso.Red Shiso has edible flowers. Mix or sprinkle over cucumbers, cabbage, fish, soups, rice, and potato dishes. The Shiso is also an excellent container plant. The crushed leaves smell like lemon balm. This easy to grow herb should be planted in the spring after the last average frost date.
Scientific Name : Perella frutescens 'crispa'

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