Beautiful in the garden or garnishing a plate, this pretty basil also delivers the distinct Thai anise/clove flavor. The leaves are bright green, with purple stems and blossoms. It is also known as Oriental or Asian basil.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 350-400 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.)
- 385,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 65 to 90 days
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in 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 and 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: Use in traditional red or green curries and soups. Delicious mixed with Italian basil in pesto.