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Sweet Thai Basil Seeds Organic Heirloom

SKU:
794851
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SKU:
794851
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Full Sun To Part Shade
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Ocimum basilicum
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Ocimum basilicum
Sow Season:
Warm
Edible:
Yes
Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers
Organic/Natural:
Organic
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
5 – 10 Days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"
Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Hardiness:
Frost-sensitive annual
Harvesting:
Basil flavor is best before the plant flowers. Harvest up to 1/3 of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to a frost; basil is very frost sensitive.
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun To Part Shade
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-21|Organic/Natural:
Organic
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Good for Containers

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Product Overview

Ocimum basilicum

You'll imagine yourself in Thailand with this sweet, spicy basil. Hints of anise and clove accent Asian cuisine. A fragrant ornamental.

Thai basil is a popular herb in Southeast Asian cuisine and is a flavorful garnish served with Vietnamese pho (a savory broth of noodles and meat). It holds its flavor and texture better after cooking than other basil varieties and adds a kick to salads when sliced and eaten fresh. Sweet Thai's dark purple flowers and intoxicating scent make it a beautiful addition to the flower garden. A terrific container variety.

Variety Info

Upright, multi-branched, and quite bushy plant with bright green, elliptical leaves, dark burgundy/purple flower heads, and an anise-clove scent. Thai basil is called Horapha in Thailand and Hung Que in Vietnam.

Sowing Inside

RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Sowing Outside

1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: We recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.

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