Thai Red Stem
Thai Red Stem
This Thai basil has deep green leaves with purple stems and flowers. It has a very strong anise/clove flavor and is commonly used in many Asian dishes. A vigorous and high yielding plant.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 700-800 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Average 705,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 70-80 days
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
Buy in bulk
Available in 0.25-lb increments, minimum 0.25 lb.
|For additional bulk purchasing options...
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Or start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Plants grow well in warm temperatures but can show cold damage if grown below 50°F. Harvest older leaves and pinch back flower buds for continuous leaf production.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Delicious in fish, poultry, pasta and rice dishes. Use in authentic Vietnamese, Cambodian or Thai dishes, such as pho, the famous noodle soup of Vietnam.