Perilla (Perilla frutescens var.crispa)

Red Select

Excellent red colour selection of this oriental herb that is a member of the mint family.The leaves are aromatic and used as a garnish in sashimi and sushi dishes and the seeds can be harvested and crushed to make a flavoursome drizzling oil. Also, an attractive garden ornamental plant.

English common name: Perilla / Beefsteak Plant

Typical leaf size: 7 x 5cm (length x width)

Maturity: Early

Best period to harvest: once the leaves turn red.

Production: open field.

Culinary use: cook and use the leaves as a natural food colouring, garnish added to sashimi and sushi dishes and seeds can be crushed as a drizzling oil.