This basil has a particular sweet flavor reminiscent of anise, licorice and clove. Please know, when harvested, it will wilt yet the flavor will be excellent. We use this beautiful herb as a substitution for basil in Spring Rolls just as an alternative flavor. It makes a beautiful drink a makes a tasty syrup that can be used for flavoring teas or cocktails. This recipe for a watermelon salad, with scallions and shisho is refreshing for a hot summer day. It is especially delicious in Spring Rolls, Pesto is such a versatile sauce, that can be made with almost any herb, so you might be interested in trying Shisho Pesto! You might be interested in this blog post that suggests several ways of using shisho.
Sold in 1/4 pound bags.