(60-85 days. Perilla frutescens var crispa) Ao (Green) Shiso is a traditional Japanese herb with refreshing aromatic green frilled leaves. Also known as Beefsteak plant. Distinct cinnamon/clove flavor and aroma, with the spiciness of cumin. Used in oriental cooking, sushi and salad mix. 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. Plant is heat tolerant and prefers full sun to light shade.