Native to Asia Perilla or Perilla frutescens var. crispa is now cultivated globally. Treated as a herb in the mint family, Shiso Perilla has a strong flavour making it an absolute favourite of chefs. Its:mountain-meadow-after-a-rainstorm” smell livens up the surrounding and the kitchens. Soak the seeds in water 24 hours before planning to sow this plant indoors to trigger fast germination. Shiso is a perfect combination for your sushi, wrapping it inside its flavorful leaves. The leaves are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Seeds need to be stored in the refrigerator or sown immediately upon arrival in warm 22-24 degree C soil.