Organic Plum Shiso
HEIRLOOM Outrageously beautiful and incredibly delicious, shiso is like lemon balm + Thai basil + her own je ne c’est quoi! Shiso’s long, strong stems and showy foliage plus long vase life make it popular in arrangements, as well. Thriving in sun as well as partial shade, shiso is often 3′ tall, slightly taller than classic basil. We savor her young leaves in salad and marinades; we also love to roll sushi with her large leaves instead of nori.
At Fruition, we sow shiso indoors in soil blocks four weeks before final frost, transplanting out after final frost with one foot between plants. Our original seed came from one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen in Olympia, Washington. She is magic!
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M. Driscoll (verified owner) –
I ordered two packets in the spring on 2021 and had very low germination, then although the taste was fine I did not feel the plants were as vigorous as non-frilly red shiso I have ordered from other suppliers.
We are grateful for you sharing your reflections with us and the Fruition community, and truly sorry to hear that you haven’t found abundance and delight in this experience. Apologies that we are just now getting you a reply — we are responding to a backlog in product reviews, and iterating our teamwork to ensure we are consistently and quickly responding with care to reviews, now and in seasons to come. We appreciate your patience alongside your feedback!
Our curiosity is piqued! In our experience, Shiso’s vigorousness can be quite sensitive to timing of sowing and transplanting, interacting with unique growing environments — thanks for making observations and wishing you delight with whatever combination of seeds and timing helps Shiso thrive in your garden!
Surrounding you with beauty and abundance is why we do what we do– one way or another, we would love to see you find more delight this season! We have reached out to you directly by email to joyfully provide you with a coupon for a free packet of seed. Please feel free to read our Satisfaction Guarantee and email email@example.com should you wish to reach out any time in the future. Thanks for growing with us! “