Shiso 'Green' plants, also known as Japanese Basil and Beefsteak Plants, have a distinct cinnamon and clove-like flavor and aroma. This interesting and unique flavor compliments all sorts of dishes, especially Asian cuisine. Similar to both Mint and Fennel in taste, this wonderful herb is rich in minerals and vitamins, calcium and iron. Shiso has anti-inflammatory properties, and is used to treat indigestion, colds and coughs.We also carry Britton Shiso Plants that have larger leaves that feature red undersides!
Characteristics: Shiso is an annual which grows much like basil
Light: Shiso can grow in Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Needs well draining soil
Use: A delicious addition to any Asian cuisine, particularly as a sushi wrap, garnish with sashimi and the flowers are edible