65-70 days. Known by many names including Shiso and Beefsteak, this member of the mint family is widely used in Asian cuisine. Perilla's subtle and complex, herby flavor has hints of citrus, anise, basil, and spices. A very versatile crop, use the leaves in salads, stir-fries, sushi, and pickling. Sow and grow similarly to basil. Approximately 225 seeds per ¼ gram.