Cinnamon Basil

Latin Name: O. basilicum

Item #: 159E

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Difficulty:

Easy

Medicinal:

Yes

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

Suitable for Small Pots

Yes

80 days. Annual. Popular in herbal tea. Violet stems and prominent veins and flower bracts. Pkt contains 100 seeds.
80 days. Annual. Popular in herbal tea. Violet stems and prominent veins and flower bracts, lavender flowers, small 1 in/2.5cm green leaves. Tall 28 in/71cm plants. 22,800 seeds per oz./28g. Pkt. contains 100 seeds

SWEET BASIL - a popular herb for flavoring

Approx. 16,000 seeds per oz/28 g

GREENHOUSE: Sow seeds in flats indoors Apr. 1st. Germinate @ 65°F/18°C soil temp. for 7 days. Transplant outside after frost 10-12 in/25-31 cm apart. Water regularly during the summer months.

DIRECT SEEDING: Sow seed outdoors May 20th 1/8 in/3 mm deep, thin seedlings when they are 1 in/25 mm high to 6 in/15 cm apart. Transplant every other one, spacing plants to 12 in/31 cm apart about two weeks after your first thinning.

HARVEST: Leaves should be picked just before flowering, prolong this period by pinching off flowers. Use fresh or dried leaves. It has the mild flavor of anise with a slight mint aftertaste. Popular as a spice for tomato dishes or blend with vinegar in French dressing or in poultry stuffing. Sweet basil is a tender annual.

 

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