Perilla (Perilla frutescens var.crispa)
Bred by one of our Japanese specialist breeders, known as Japanese Shiso. ‘Oodaka’ has bright green serrated leaves, used as a fresh market variety with leaves eaten raw or steamed with sushi and sashimi.
English common name: Perilla / Beefsteak Plant
Typical leaf size: 7 x 5cm (length x width)
Best period to harvest: once the leaves turn bright green.
Production: open field.
Culinary use: eat fresh as an alternative salad leaf or steam and wrap the leaves around sushi.