Lemon Basil

Ocimum basilicum
  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Strong lemon flavour

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

Lemon Basil

$2.50$3.50 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Aromatic annual growing to 40cm. Narrow green leaves that have a strong lemon fragrance and flavour. Very popular variety that is used in curries, salads, rice dishes, noodle dishes. teas and desserts. Can be used in potpourri. Also known as "Hoary Basil". Growing lemon basil provides devotees with a tangy, nose happy flavour and scent that is excellent in many international and regional cuisines. It is also a pretty plant that adds dimension and texture to the kitchen garden. As an added bonus, lemon basil care is simple, straightforward and easy. The fragrant variety is native to India and features prominently in that country’s dishes but translates well to many other recipes. The herb is even great in baked goods and as an accent to cookies, cakes and other sweet treats.

Planting Guide

Method: Raise Seedlings
Planting Depth: 2mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 5 to 10 days at 18-35C
Life Cycle: Annual
Plant Height: 40cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun / partial shade
Days to maturity/flowering: 90-110 days
Other: Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well-watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.
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