Shiso red and green mix seeds

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Shiso, also known as ‘Japanese Basil’, raises a question with all who taste it: is it a basil or a mint? Neither one nor the other, Shiso has a unique taste that is hard to describe. Some say it’s ‘citrusy’, while others call it ‘herbaceous’ – and others still call it ‘sweet’! It can be used to give flavour and colour to many different Japanese dishes, from umeboshi to sushi and sashimi. Its green and purple, jagged-edged leaves are becoming more widely used in Western gourmet cooking and mixology, although it has been around since Victorian times, when shiso was popular as a landscape plant. 

150 seeds

PLANT SIZE

Height 40 cm

Width 30 cm

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Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering selected seeds for urban gardens.

Vegetable seeds, edible or pollinating flowers, and plants specially designed for growing in pots: compact and dwarf varieties, suitable for terraced garden spaces, are offered in attractive recyclable packaging.

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