Shiso, Perilla Green Ao, 4"
Ao Shiso is a traditional Japanese herb, dento yasai, with refreshing aromatic green frilled leaves. Also known as Beefsteak plant. The plant has a bush growth habit. It is also grown as sprouts or microgreens. As the plant matures, pinch off leaves for use. This promotes branching and leaf production. Green shiso is a bit spicy in flavor with a hint of cinnamon. The leaves are rich in calcium and iron, and because of its strong flavor, can stand up to such things as pickling.