Pack Qty 1/4tsp. approx. S/C 600
Perilla has a subtle almost coriander like flavour, widely used as a garnish in Oriental salads or sushi. Grow as Basil, germination can be slow. Red Perilla is a dark ruby red selection with a fringed leaf when full sized. Most used variety for babyleaf or microgreen production
Sowing instructions – Babyleaf production
Sow thinly into containers of damp multipurpose or seed compost and lightly cover seeds with sieved compost. Keep the compost damp but not wet. Seedlings will appear within 3-10 days. Keep weed free and well-watered when established. In cooler weather water less frequently. Harvest the baby leaves when large enough to cut. Use scissors to snip off a few from each plant at 2.5cm (1in) from the base. Avoid damaging the central growing point of the plant and allow the remaining leaves to grow on. Feed with a general purpose feed after cutting to support new leaf growth.